Bissell Dental Group Offers Preventative Dentistry in Denver, CO
Preventative dentistry is caring for teeth to help people prevent the beginning or progression of oral disease. Bissell Dental Group provides preventative dentistry in Denver, CO, to ensure teeth are clean, healthy, and white. They can achieve this through a variety of measures, including:
- Routine visits to the dentist for cleanings
- Oral cancer screenings
- Education on the importance of oral hygiene
Digital Dental X-rays
Dental X-rays allow dentists to diagnose and treat problems that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as issues below the gum line and cavities between teeth. Bissel Dental Group has invested in state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology to capture digital images for diagnostic purposes. Digital radiography is safer and more beneficial than traditional dental x-rays. They emit negligible radiation compared to conventional X-rays and allow for better detection and dental education.
Routine Dental Cleanings
Regular professional cleanings allow the team at Bissell Dental Group to remove plaque and tartar that can’t be removed with brushing and flossing alone. Creases in the biting surfaces of teeth are often too small for even toothbrush bristles to access. Bissell Dental Group’s dental hygienist, Patti, provides routine dental cleanings to patients.
The cleaning process includes any dental x-rays needed and a thorough exam by Dr. Bissell. The hygienist will also advise you about at-home dental hygiene, schedule your next 6-month cleaning, and any required appointments for additional services, including teeth whitening, fillings, or porcelain crowns.
Home Dental Care
Preventative dentistry requires good at-home oral hygiene. The ADA recommends brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time. A soft-bristled brush and fluoride-containing toothpaste are highly advised. With the toothbrush held at a 45-degree angle, movement should be made in small circular motions. Scrubbing or brushing too hard may cause damage to the gum tissue.
Flossing can get where the toothbrush can’t and is a critical part of home care. Food gets trapped between the teeth and creates a conducive environment for bacteria to grow and thrive. This bacteria can cause cavities and gum disease. Flossing removes food debris, and if done once daily, it can significantly decrease the chance of tooth decay and gum disease.
Considering that oral health affects overall health, preventative dentistry is critical to overall wellbeing. Oral diseases can interfere with daily activities, self-esteem, eating, and speaking. Preventive dentistry is more than just visiting the dentist every six months for a dental check-up and cleaning. Dentists can also remove old silver fillings and replace them with new white-colored fillings to enhance a patient’s appearance and tooth integrity.
Get to Know the Friendly Bissell Dental Group Team
To find out more about our preventative dental care, schedule a consultation with the team at Bissell Dental Group. For more than 30 years, Dr. William Bissell has become well-known among his patients and peers for the advanced dental care he provides. Bissell Dental Group is committed to providing personalized, comfortable, and caring preventative dentistry in Denver, CO.