Preventative Dentistry in Naples

Preventative Dentistry in Naples

Appropriate preventive oral care can significantly improve your health. Good hygiene habits at home and professional dental cleanings can prevent dental problems like gum disease. Regular checkups allow us to solve minor concerns before they become more complex. Interested in our preventive dentistry services in Naples? Contact us today!

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Preventative Dentistry

Dental Checkup/X-Rays

Regular checkups and an oral health plan are important in maintaining your teeth and gums in optimal condition. At Suncoast Dental Center, we are committed to prevention first, so our patients can avoid more extensive and costly dental treatments.

During each checkup, we will take x-rays to better look at your smile's underlying structure. X-rays help us detect any issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as tooth decay or issues with developing wisdom teeth. We take great care to minimize radiation exposure by using digital x-ray technology.

Preventative Dentistry

Dental Cleanings

One of the most important preventative measures to consider is to receive regular professional dental cleanings. These routine cleanings remove plaque and tartar build-up that may be difficult to remove through brushing alone. They also help keep your gums healthy by removing bacteria under the gum line and preventing gum disease.

Regular professional cleanings are important to catch any potential issues early and reduce the risk of costly repairs down the road. If it's been over 6 months since your last visit, now is the time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lowell at Suncoast Dental Center!

Preventative Dentistry

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride can help strengthen the enamel on your teeth and make them more resistant to erosion caused by acid. Additionally, it helps to reduce bacteria in the mouth that can lead to cavities.

Fluoride treatments can be done quickly and easily in the office and involve the application of a professional-grade fluoride solution directly to your teeth. After applying this solution, you may be asked to rinse with a fluoride rinse or fluoride gel. The application only takes a few minutes but can greatly protect your teeth from decay.

Dr. Lowell and his team at Suncoast Dental Center offer fluoride treatments as part of this commitment to keeping your smile healthy for many years to come!

Preventative Dentistry

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings offer a way to detect cancer early when it is most treatable. During a screening, Dr. Landon Lowell and the team of experts at Suncoast Dental Center will look for the following:

  • Sores in the mouth that do not heal
  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • Unusual lumps or swellings
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Persistent sore throat and hoarseness not caused by a cold or allergies

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, preventative dentistry is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene. It includes regular checkups, x-rays, cleanings and other services that help to detect any potential problems in the early stages. This helps prevent major dental issues from developing, which could lead to costly treatments.

Most insurance policies cover at least some portion of preventative dentistry costs. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to find out exactly what they cover so that you can plan accordingly.

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