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Preventive Treatment For All Ages

Routine preventive care is the foundation for a lifetime of great oral health. By taking a preventive approach to dentistry, you can potentially avoid more costly, complex procedures down the road. Our goal is to keep your smile healthy and strong for a lifetime.

Keep reading to learn about our preventive services for patients of all ages.

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teeth cleanings, exams & x-rays

In order to maintain a healthy smile, it’s crucial to visit us for a checkup at least twice a year.

During these visits, we’ll clean and polish your teeth, examine your mouth for signs of any issues, and take X-rays if necessary.

This will ensure that plaque and tartar don’t build up in your teeth, helping to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems.

dental sealants

Sealants are clear plastic coatings that can be applied to the surface of your teeth for an extra layer of protection against decay. 

They’re typically most effective for younger patients who may not be as thorough with their oral care routine.

Sealants will guard your teeth against cavities, helping your smile stay healthy for many years to come.

fluoride treatments

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that restores and strengthens tooth enamel. 

When you visit us for checkups, we can apply fluoride to your teeth to keep them strong and healthy.

Fluoride helps prevent cavities by making your teeth more resistant to harmful acids from plaque and sugars. 

It’s especially important for young patients, as it aids in the development of their permanent teeth.

custom mouthguards

Grinding or clenching your teeth overnight, also known as bruxism, can lead to severe pain and a variety of dental issues without treatment. 

That’s why we offer customized mouthguards to relieve the pressure from your teeth and improve your quality of life.

Our mouthguards are also a great choice for athletes, especially those who play sports with a high risk of collisions such as football or basketball.

ARESTIN® gum treatment

If you have periodontal disease, one of our dentists can apply ARESTIN to your gum tissue for a fast and painless treatment. 

This convenient antibiotic helps to disinfect your gums and reduce the size of periodontal pockets.

ARESTIN is typically applied at the end of a scaling and root planing treatment. It’ll fight your infection for at least two weeks, helping to keep your mouth free of bacteria.

oral cancer screenings

As part of your regular checkups, our Saad dental team will always perform an oral cancer screening. 

This consists of a visual examination of your mouth, cheeks, and neck to detect any potential signs of the disease.

Oral cancer is a deadly disease that kills over 9,750 Americans every year

By checking at least twice a year, we can stay ahead of any developing infection and ensure that you get treatment as early as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to maintain a healthy smile, it’s essential to visit our practice at least twice a year for checkups. During these visits, we’ll use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from areas of your teeth that can be difficult to reach with a toothbrush.

One of our dentists will also examine your entire mouth in detail and identify any potential issues that could impact your health. By visiting us every six months, you can keep your smile shining for many years to come.

Yes! Even patients who are diligent about brushing and flossing every day can’t remove all the plaque and tartar from their teeth. This is because some areas of your mouth are hard to reach and can only be thoroughly cleaned with professional dental tools.

In addition, our experienced Saad dental team can identify signs of harmful issues such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer before they pose a severe risk to your health. If you neglect to schedule regular checkups, it may be too late to reverse the damage by the time you get treatment.

At Saad Oral Health & Beauty, we take pride in treating patients of all ages. Our team will be happy to provide cleanings, sealants, and anything else your child needs to achieve optimal oral health. We’ll also educate them about proper oral care such as how to brush and floss, ensuring they maintain a healthy smile well into adulthood.

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