General and Preventive Dentistry
in Memphis, TN
High-quality preventive dental care is often the key to avoiding a variety of dental problems down the road. Services like cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments help protect the teeth from tooth decay, while our custom oral appliances help prevent dental trauma from occurring. Our team can help your family determine the right combination of preventive services to maintain beautiful, healthy smiles now and for many years to come!Contact Us
Routine Cleanings and Exams
Regular dental cleanings and exams are essential for maintaining positive oral health. Cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, while dental exams allow Dr. Ford to assess the patient’s teeth and gums to detect signs of dental issues and provide necessary treatments or recommendations.
Periodontal maintenance involves specialized cleanings and treatments for individuals with gum disease. It includes deep cleaning procedures such as scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line and prevent the progression of gum disease.
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to help prevent cavities. Sealants create a barrier that seals out bacteria and food particles, reducing the risk of decay in the vulnerable grooves and pits of the teeth.
Fluoride treatments involve the application of fluoride to the teeth to strengthen the enamel and protect against tooth decay. These treatments are quick and comfortable, and they are especially beneficial for individuals at a higher risk of developing cavities.
Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, can be caused by various factors, including poor oral hygiene, gum disease, or systemic conditions. Treatment may involve improving oral hygiene practices, addressing underlying dental issues, and managing any related medical conditions.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Regular oral cancer screenings involve a thorough examination of the mouth, lips, tongue, and surrounding tissues to detect early signs of oral cancer. Early detection is crucial for successful treatment and improved outcomes.
Custom nightguards are oral appliances prescribed by dentists to protect teeth from clenching or grinding together while the patient is asleep. They are custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth, providing cushioning and preventing wear, tooth fractures, and jaw discomfort associated with bruxism.
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