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Preventive Dentistry in Corvallis

Preventing dental issues from arising can help you save time and money on restorative treatments in the future, and our preventive services are quick, easy, and affordable! If you are interested in utilizing any of our preventive dental treatments, please let our team know at your next appointment!

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Routine Cleanings & Checkups

It may be tempting to skip regular dental cleanings and checkups, especially if you have healthy teeth and gums, but it’s important to make time for biannual dentist appointments. Dental professionals can remove plaque and tartar from places that are hard to reach with a toothbrush and floss, and X-rays can detect problems that are invisible to the naked eye.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in our water, soil, and air, and when a high concentration is applied to the teeth during a fluoride treatment, it can help strengthen tooth enamel and even reverse early signs of tooth decay. Our fluoride treatments are both safe and effective for patients who would like some extra protection against tooth decay.

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings that are painted on to the teeth where they form a barrier against bacteria buildup. Sealants are typically focused on top of the back teeth, helping to prevent tooth decay in the grooves of molars that are hard to clean. Sealants are often recommended for children and teens, but they can be utilized by patients of all ages.

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Sportguards & Nightguards

Protecting your teeth from being worn down, broken, or even knocked out is an important part of preventive dentistry. For patients involved in aggressive contact sports, an athletic mouthguard can save you an emergency trip to our office. Nightguards keep the teeth from grinding and clenching at night, which protects the teeth from damaging each other while you are asleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

You should come in for a routine cleaning and exam at least twice per year, regardless of how well you take care of your teeth at home. Some patients may need to make three or four appointments per year.

Do dental exams and cleanings hurt?

Cleanings and exams should not be painful. If you have very sensitive teeth and gums, please let your hygienist know so they can be extra careful during your cleaning.

Are dental exams covered by insurance?

Yes! Insurance plans cover 100% of the cost of routine cleanings and exams. Other preventive treatments may not be completely covered, but they tend to be fairly affordable.

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