Preventive Dentistry in Loveland and Longmont, CO
Your dentist and dental hygienist can help protect your smile from cavities and other issues with regular preventive attention. From the youngest member of your family to Grandma and Grandpa, everyone benefits from a checkup and cleaning every six months. Our team is just as skilled at providing for your own smile as we are at performing children’s dentistry, and we also offer fluoride treatments for added protection against cavities and gum disease. Contact us to book a visit for your preventive dental care today!
Checkups & Cleanings
Just like your car needs a tune up every now and then, your smile also needs regular maintenance to stay healthy and strong. A twice-annual visit to the dentist is a crucial aspect of healthy teeth and gums. With the regular removal of plaque and tartar and careful charting, or monitoring, of your oral health, it’s easier for us to catch issues as soon as they occur. Early detection greatly improves the chances of successful treatment.
During your regular visit to Fox Creek Family Dental, your dental hygienist will begin by thoroughly cleaning your smile. Once that’s complete, we’ll check for...
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Worn or malfunctioning dental work
- Bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding
- And other oral issues!
Our dental team will also evaluate your hygiene habits and make any recommendations as needed. Feel free to ask any questions you have during the checkup and cleaning.
Your little one’s smile has special needs. Children are most vulnerable to cavities between the ages of about 6 and 15, which is when when their tooth enamel is still hardening and also while their hygiene habits remain a bit shaky. With regular examinations and additional preventive measures like dental sealants and fluoride treatments, we can further protect your child’s teeth from harmful decay. Children love the Fox Creek Family Dental team’s warm, friendly approach.
The mineral fluoride is a crucial component of good oral health. Applied topically to the tooth enamel, it strengthens teeth against the acids and bacteria that cause decay and can even help to reverse cavities in their beginning stages by strengthening weak spots on the tooth enamel. Fluoride is present in tap water, but patients who drink bottled water or who are at an increased risk of decay and infection benefit from regular fluoride treatments.
Our Longmont and Loveland, CO patients frequently ask for a recommendation on toothpastes and mouthwashes. Which brand is best? There are a number of options, and the one that is right for you will depend on your oral health needs. But in general, anything that has the American Dental Association’s seal of approval will contain fluoride – and that should be your biggest concern. Fox Creek Family Dental also provides complimentary samples of Tooth & Gums Tonic®, a natural, alcohol-free mouthrinse formula that promotes periodontal health.