Enjoy Your Healthiest Smile With Preventive Dentistry in Birmingham

At Newingham Dental Center, your long-term oral health is our top priority. To prevent cavities, decay, and other dental problems, we offer Birmingham preventive dentistry for you and your family. Based on your individualized needs and changes we notice at your regular checkup, we may offer the following preventive dentistry treatments and methods:

  • Fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and CariFree decay-fighting products to aid in the prevention of cavities in adults and children
  • Mouthguards for TMJ pain management or sleep apnea
  • Saliva diagnostics if we detect early periodontal disease
  • DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection device to catch cavities early
  • Intraoral camera so you can see your mouth onscreen and better understand your dental condition
  • VELscope oral cancer detection using fluorescence

Call 248-972-8720 to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment at our office today!

Prevent Cavities & Decay From Harming Your Smile

During your regular dental exams and dental cleanings, our staff will monitor and evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. We use digital X-rays to capture the most informative images of your mouth. Digital X-rays are also much safer than traditional X-rays, reducing your potential exposure to radiation by 90 percent. If we notice any changes in your oral health, we will immediately identify the problem and discuss the issue with you.

Your dentist will work with you individually to ensure your oral health while taking the following into consideration:

  • Your schedule, which includes providing swift yet fully effective treatments while you’re in our office
  • Your diet, which may need to be altered to better benefit your oral and overall health
  • Your mouth’s current condition and planning treatment if there seems to be any issue on the horizon

To help you prevent dental decay and other problems, we recommend that you schedule dental cleanings with us at least twice a year. We use ultrasonic technology to painlessly and thoroughly remove tartar and plaque from your teeth that you won’t be able to remove by brushing at home.

Our staff will also look for signs of gum disease. If you have gum disease, we offer many solutions and treat this potentially dangerous problem.

Call Newingham Dental Care today at 248-972-8720 for an appointment. You can also request an appointment online. Preventive dentistry in Birmingham is key to a happier, healthier smile!

Common Questions About Preventive Dentistry

Why is preventive dentistry important?

By catching and treating small oral problems before they have the chance to worsen, we can help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing big problems proactively, rather than waiting for a major problem to surface and then treating it. This approach saves you money and can prevent painful dental emergencies.

What does preventive dentistry consist of?

There are several important services that fall under preventive dentistry. The most well known are routine dental cleanings and exams. Other services include fluoride treatments and dental sealants, custom mouthguards to protect your teeth, saliva diagnostics, DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection, and the VELscope system to catch oral cancer early.

How much does preventive dentistry cost?

Your preventive dentistry treatment cost will vary depending on the condition of your teeth and gums and the services you need. Once we’ve examined your mouth and worked up a treatment plan, we’ll be happy to cover the cost with you. We do offer third-party financing through CareCredit, plus many dental insurance plans cover at least some preventive dentistry costs.