The goal of preventive dentistry is to help you avoid cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Be sure to check out our list of preventive dental services below.
You may also call our office to request an appointment with our family dentist in Grand Rapids, MI. Call Nichols Family Dentistry at (616) 333-8496.
Professional dental cleanings are important for maintaining great oral health. But it is vital that you continue good dental hygiene at home as well. Healthy dental hygiene habits can help keep your teeth strong and beautiful.
Teeth Cleanings & Exams
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends dental visits at least twice per year. Regular exams and professional teeth cleanings can help to ensure optimal oral health.
Oral Cancer Screenings
In the United States alone, one adult dies every hour from oral cancer. When we identify oral cancer in its initial stages, treatment can begin more quickly. In the initial stages, treatment has a higher rate of success and is less invasive.
We offer fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay for our patients. While your child will still need to brush and floss, fluoride helps strengthen enamel. This will help them avoid cavities in the long run.
Unconscious grinding of the teeth during sleep is a condition known as bruxism. If you are grinding your teeth in your sleep most nights, you should contact our office for a night guard.
Sports Mouth Guards
If you're playing a contact sport like football, you always have a helmet and pads on before going near the field. But you're missing a vital piece of protective gear if you're not wearing a sports mouth guard.
A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a solid foundation by bringing them for an exam and cleaning twice each year. Encourage your child to listen to the dental team during their visit.