Preventive Dentistry

We are fully committed to offering comforting dentistry in a state-of-the-art environment — but above all else, we want to keep you smiling brightly and healthily for many years to come. Long-lasting smiles require a solid foundation in prevention, and that’s why preventive dentistry is built into every single treatment plan. From your routine checkup and cleaning to screenings for oral cancer and gum disease treatment, our Evergreen team of doctors helps smiles thrive with a healthy dose of prevention.

Checkups & Cleanings

Too many adults ignore the need for regular preventive dental care. But when you schedule a checkup and cleaning at Evergreen Dental Group every six months, our team of hygienists is able to remove the harmful agents that cause cavities and gum disease to help you smile fresher and brighter. We also take careful notes that help us keep track of the small changes in your mouth that can indicate big trouble. The early detection of tooth decay, periodontal infection, failing or malfunctioning dental work, and oral cancer is crucial for providing the most conservative, successful treatment.

From age three to 103, patients of all stages of life should visit the dentist twice a year. We welcome patients from Evergreen, Golden, Idaho Springs, Conifer, and Bailey for superior preventive care.

Dental Sealants

Your molars are covered in pits and fissures that allow for the buildup of food particles, plaque, and other decay-causing bacteria. You can feel the lunar-like surface on the molars when you run your tongue over them. Dental sealants shield these teeth from cavities with a thin, translucent covering that blocks bacteria, providing significant cavity prevention for many years after application. Dental sealants are commonly used in children, but can provide protection for adults who are at a high-risk of cavities, too.

TMJ/Bruxism Therapy

The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the hinge that allows your jaw to open and close smoothly. When it becomes injured through facial trauma or repeated stress, the condition known as TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) occurs. You can find relief for a clicking, popping, aching jaw at Evergreen Dental Group. A removable oral device protects your teeth from jaw clenching and teeth grinding at night, while also taking strain off the joint to free you from your painful symptoms.

Mouthguards/Sportsguards

A custom-fitted mouthguard or sportsguard provides significant protection for your beautiful smile. If you are an athlete, let your dentist create a custom-fitted device to keep your tooth enamel intact from unexpected impact and repeated force. A mouthguard that is created just for you is comfortable, increasing the chances that you will use it just like you should -- during every game and practice.

Oral Cancer Screening

Regular oral cancer screenings are crucial for the early detection and prompt treatment of the disease that currently claims the life of one person per hour in the US. Your dentist performs a quick but thorough screening alongside your routine checkup and cleaning, looking for lumps, bumps, rough patches, discoloration, and other irregularities in the oral and facial tissues. If a problem is detected, we will provide next steps to help you get the prompt attention you need.

 

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is characterized by bleeding, swollen, tender gums, persistent foul breath, and other unpleasant symptoms. Left untreated, gum disease causes tooth loss and has been linked to heart problems, respiratory issues, and birth complications. Regular visits to the dentist allow us to keep track of your gum health and provide intervention as necessary for infected gums, like scaling and root planing, also called a “deep cleaning.” Our soft tissue laser reduces discomfort and speeds healing times for gum disease treatment.

Schedule an appointment for preventive care with Evergreen Dental Group today!

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