Prevention

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Maintain Your Healthy Smile With Little Rock Dental Care

Here at Tracy T. Windham DDS General Dentistry in Little Rock, AR, we are committed to your oral health. When visiting our office, we want you to be comfortable and enjoy your experience. Whether you are dealing with tooth decay, cavities, or missing teeth, we are more than happy to help! If you are not currently experiencing any apparent dental issues, that is great! Even still, we highly encourage our patients to come in for regular appointments so we can prevent problems and recognize the onset of dental issues at their earliest stage. Don’t wait for your time and your dental care bill to become exponentially more expensive!

Preventative Dentistry Procedures Offered By Your Dentist In Little Rock

In order to help you maintain optimal dental health with catching dental issues before the develop into larger problems, Dr. Windham and his team utilize the latest technology advancements to provide you with preventative dentistry that we ensure is comfortable, pleasant, and top-notch. 

  • Cleanings: Cleanings are simple and do much of the groundwork for dental health. Dental plaque and tartar manifest in hard-to-reach areas near the gum line, and if not professionally cleaned on a regular basis, they can cause diseases and become very problematic. Cleanings every 6 months or so are extremely helpful and prevent a number of dental issues.
  • Dental sealants videoDental Sealants: Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are invisible plastic coatings that are usually placed on the surface of the back teeth to help prevent decay, bacteria, and cavities. This preventative choice also helps avert the need for fillings later on.
  • Fluoride: Anyone who is concerned about dental decay or anyone who is at risk of it is a good candidate for fluoride treatments. Fluoride is applied directly to teeth, and makes teeth stronger and more decay-resistant. Fluoride can even help reverse tiny cavities that are beginning to form.
  • Mouthguards: Athletes are extremely likely to suffer harm to their teeth when not wearing a mouthguard; 60 times more than other people to be exact. Athletic mouthguards are designed to stabilize the forces of impact and minimize injury to the mouth. We highly encourage them!
  • Oral Cancer videoOral Cancer Screenings: We perform these screenings so that we can identify any signs of oral cancer, as well as any precancerous conditions that may be forming in your mouth. This is important for both smokers and non-smokers, and early detection is your best chance of surviving oral cancer!
  • X-Rays: X-rays are imperative tools in helping us recognize and diagnose tooth decay, bone density, gum disease, bone volume, and tumors.

Your Role in Preventing Dental Disease

There's one more extremely important component of preventive dentistry: you. The procedures mentioned above can only be effective if you come into our Little Rock dental office to take advantage of them. Likewise, the importance of maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home cannot be overstated. Daily effective brushing and flossing will go a long way toward removing the dental plaque responsible for dental disease, tooth loss, and the need for more complex dental treatment.

Contact Your Dentist In Little Rock

If you would like to learn more about our preventative dentistry services, feel free to reach out through our contact page or give our Little Rock office a call at (501) 664-6888. If you are ready to take the first steps towards preventing unwanted oral health problems, schedule an appointment today!

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