Protect Your Teeth
Preventive Care at Willis Family Dentistry
Preventive care is at the heart of any conservative approach to dentistry. By catching and treating issues early, Dr. Willis can ensure that your mouth remains healthy for years to come. This method also eliminates the need for more costly restorative procedures like fillings, crowns, and periodontal treatment. Call us today to schedule a routine check-up and keep your smile in top-notch condition!
Fluoride treatments are a powerful way to prevent cavities, and this procedure can even reverse minor damage caused by tooth decay. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has the ability to remineralize the teeth and strengthen enamel. This treatment is given by applying a highly-concentrated fluoride varnish, which Dr. Willis “paints” onto your teeth and leaves in place for several minutes. The mixture is then wiped away and the high levels of remaining fluoride encourage the strengthening and remineralization of any damaged enamel. Fluoride treatments are affordable, non-invasive, and completely painless, making them ideal for both adults and children prone to cavities.
Dental sealants are another useful tool for combating cavities. Sealants are made from strong dental resin, which is applied to the molars in liquid form after your mouth has been cleaned. This resin quickly hardens and creates a shield that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and sugar from directly contacting teeth. Dental sealants can help prevent cavities for up to 10 years, giving you peace of mind and a strong smile for years.
Proper periodontal care is absolutely essential for the prevention, potential reversal, and maintenance of the varying stages of gum disease. The earliest stage of gum disease, which is known as gingivitis, is completely reversible with proper oral hygiene and periodontal treatments like deep cleanings (scaling and root planing). Periodontitis, the second stage of gum disease, may cause irreversible damage, but its progress can be halted with proper care, including gum flap surgery, antibacterial mouthwash, and other treatments. If you believe you may have gum disease, immediate treatment is essential. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Willis today for an assessment of your oral health and a personalized treatment plan.
Prevent Dental Issues
Whether it has been 6 months since your last checkup or 6 years, the team at Willis Family Dentistry can help with judgment-free care. Call us today to schedule a routine exam, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your goals and your budget. Contact us now at (251) 660-1514, or stop by our office at 6217 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609. We’re always accepting new patients of all ages! Protect your teeth and keep your smile bright at Willis Family Dentistry.