Preventive Dentistry – Groveport, OH
How We Protect Local Smiles
One of the best ways to ensure that you and your loved ones in the greater Columbus area enjoy beautiful and healthy smiles is to regularly attend preventive appointments here at Sedalia Dental in Groveport. The helpful services below will enable our dentists to catch and treat any issues while they are small and stop many from developing in the first place. It only takes two appointments each year to have a worry-free smile, so contact us today to schedule your next one!
Why Choose Sedalia Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Friendly, gentle, & highly-skilled team
- Able to help patients of all ages
- Oral cancer screenings at every appointment
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that everyone should plan to attend at least two checkups and cleanings each year. At these appointments, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, jaw, bite, and existing dental restorations, looking for any signs of damage or decay. If they spot anything, they can take care of it right away. You’ll also get a professional cleaning from one of our hygienists, who will thoroughly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth while also giving them a nice polish!
Did you know that the teeth towards the back of the mouth are the most vulnerable to developing cavities (especially when it comes to young children)? Their rough and pitted services can easily trap food particles, plaque, and bacteria, but we can easily keep them away with a dental sealant. We simply apply a plastic-based substance to the teeth, and it quickly hardens into an invisible barrier that’s able to block cavities for years to come. They’re perfect for little smiles that are still learning how to brush!
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you usually wake up with a headache or sore jaw? Have your teeth been worn down flat? If so, then you may be suffering from bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. Left untreated, this can severely damage the teeth to the point that they actually break! Thankfully, we can give you a custom-made nightguard to help you rest easy. It is a small oral appliance you’ll wear to bed, and it will place a barrier between the rows of teeth to prevent any harmful contact during the night.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a potentially fatal disease that can strike anyone regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle, and the early stages can be quite easy to miss. As a result, many patients aren’t diagnosed until the disease is very advanced, limiting their treatment options. To make sure our patients are never caught off guard, we always perform an oral cancer screening at regular checkups. We’ll briefly examine your mouth and the surrounding area for suspicious sores or growths, and if we find anything, we can help you get a biopsy and diagnosis right away.
Fluoride is all around us—in the foods we eat, the toothpaste we use, and even the water we drink—and that’s because regular exposure to this mineral has been shown to drastically lower a person’s risk for cavities. To help our patients have even more cavity protection between appointments, we can provide a topical fluoride treatment at regular checkups. It only takes a minute, is completely painless, and it’s one of the best ways to keep a smile healthy year-round.
Early-age dental care is one of the best things you can do to put your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our own Dr. Katie and Dr. Aaron have three children themselves, so they’ll know exactly how to keep your little one comfortable while providing the helpful services their growing smile needs. They’ll even take a little time to teach them the basics of dental care so they can form healthy habits to use at home.
Periodontal (gum) disease is a bacterial infection that attacks the gums and roots of the teeth, and it’s actually the most common dental issue in the US. To help patients avoid it, we perform dedicated periodontal screenings at every checkup, and if we spot any signs of infection, we have therapies specially-designed to eliminate it. With scaling and root planing, we can quickly take care of surface bacteria, and with Arestin antibiotic therapy, we can reach and kill even the most deeply hidden bacteria below the gum line.