Preventive Dentistry – Evergreen, CO
Preserving Smiles with Routine Dental Care
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.
Why Choose Evergreen Dental Group for Preventive Dentistry?
Dental 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 for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. We welcome patients from Evergreen, Golden, Idaho Springs, Conifer, and Bailey for superior preventive care.
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.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s found in many foods, oral hygiene products, and local water sources. It helps strengthen and protect your enamel, shielding harmful oral bacteria from the more sensitive layers of your teeth. If you aren’t getting enough fluoride, you may be more vulnerable to decay. In these cases, we’ll apply a topical fluoride gel directly to your teeth. This treatment is fast, effective, and so easy!
Nightguards for Bruxism
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.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
Do you feel overwhelmed when you need to pick out new oral hygiene products, because you aren’t sure which ones will benefit you the most? We offer PreviDent 5000 and ClinPro prescription-strength fluoride toothpastes for added protection against cavities. We also recommend Peridex for patients with gingivitis, which is a mouthwash that can be used to tackle the early signs of gum disease by controlling bacteria accumulation in your mouth.