Preventive Dentistry

At Rosewood Dental, we realize that preventive dentistry doesn’t necessarily look the same for every person. Your own unique teeth, diet, and lifestyle all play a role in determining your individual needs. Our caring dental staff will work with you to create a personal treatment plan to keep your smile as healthy as possible by preventing cavities and decay.

Personalized Dental Care

In the past, dentistry was based on something called a reparative model: waiting to react until the start of a disease process was already happening such as a cavity needing to be filled or a missing part of a tooth needing to be repaired. A much better approach is called the health model, where we try to predict a disease before it has even caused any problems. By going through your medical and dental history at your first appointment, we can try to predict what diseases you might be susceptible to. Taking this sort of proactive approach can lead to a much better long-term outcome for you.
When you have a regular exam and cleaning, our Kalamazoo, Michigan dental staff will check and monitor the health of your mouth including both teeth and gums. If there are changes, we will help identify the problems right away and talk with you about the risks and potential treatments.

Preventing Decay

Preventive dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all scenario; the treatments and methods will really depend on your individual situation. Here are some of the options that our office may offer:

  • Custom guards to prevent teeth grinding
  • Custom mouthguards for athletics, TMJ pain, and sleep apnea
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Intraoral camera for you to see your mouth on a screen

Protection for your teeth and mouth

By staying on a regular schedule of cleanings at Rosewood Dental at least twice a year, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you are being screened for oral cancer and gum disease. Our ultrasonic cleaning is also much more comfortable than older methods, and we will thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar buildup that can’t be removed by simply brushing at home.

Would you like to learn more about how we can help you prevent issues with you teeth and gums? Give our Kalamazoo, MI dentist office a call at (269) 349-7393 and schedule an appointment with us!