The First Line of Defense Against Dental Issues is Routine Dental Care

The First Line of Defense Against Dental Issues is Routine Dental Care

Preventative Dental Care From a Local Family Dentist in Kalamazoo, MI

Westnedge Family Dentistry in Kalamazoo, MI is your preferred choice when it comes to your oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit their general dentist at least once every six months to ensure proper oral health and functionality.

Regular oral health check-ups and maintenance help to prevent the development of serious dental problems that may require more extensive and costly treatments. General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry.

We Provide the Following Preventative Dentistry Services

In general dentistry, the dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) parts of the body. Even though general dentists primarily provide preventative care and minor restorative therapy, they are often able to perform a wide array of other dental procedures, including some minor cosmetic treatments.

  • Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Dry Mouth Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Periodontal Evaluation

For more information or to schedule your routine dental cleaning, call our dental office in Kalamazoo, MI today at 269-345-8893.

Preventative Dental Care Program

Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits. The following are helpful recommendations:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day in a circular motion with a soft bristled toothbrush aimed at the gum
  • Floss every night in an up & down motion while keeping the floss in a U-shape and against the tooth surface
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid sticky & sugary foods
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Use antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed
  • Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth