Preventive Dental Care
At Mt. Pleasant Family Dental, we’re dedicated to helping all of our patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. Our focus on prevention comes from years of experience working with patients who’ve struggled with dental damage and decay, and we know it’s much easier to keep smiles healthy than it is to repair them once they’ve already been damaged. Prevention begins when you call to schedule checkups and professional cleanings twice a year at Dr. O’s Mt. Pleasant dental office.
Checkups & Cleanings
Every patient is different and so are their oral health care plans. We encourage all our patients to visit the dental office twice a year for checkups and cleanings. These preventive appointments give us the opportunity to examine patients’ smiles, partner with them to prevent oral health concerns, and offer general services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants. We screen for tooth decay and gum disease, and our team will offer demonstrations and recommendations for your at-home oral hygiene routine.
Fluoride is an essential part of developing healthy teeth, and it’s important that kids get adequate fluoride from their diet as teeth are formed. After teeth erupt from the gum line, fluoride is necessary to keep tooth enamel strong. Typically, patients get adequate fluoride from the toothpastes and mouth rinses they use. If kids or adults experience frequent tooth decay, we can also apply professional fluoride treatments as part of any regular dental checkup appointment.