Preventative Dentist Protecting Vero Beach Smiles
Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone of optimal oral health. Prevention is a key component of general dentistry, serving as a crucial part of maintaining a healthy, happy smile for life. Our Vero Beach dental office can help you create a solid foundation of vitality and structure for your teeth and gums through a wide variety of general dentistry services. Whether you’re in need of an in-depth check-up, sedation dentistry to help you relax during more complex cosmetic and restorative treatment, or an oral appliance designed to protect your smile from damage, our team always makes sure to provide patients with care that’s truly exceptional in quality.
Hygiene & Cleanings
While daily brushing and flossing should keep your teeth looking and feeling great, a professional check-up and cleaning every six months is always strongly recommended. After all, potentially damaging plaque and calculus can linger in places that your toothbrush or floss may have accidentally missed. Here in Vero Beach, our dedicated team will be sure to leave no spot unturned as we carefully inspect your smile and leave it feeling fresh and polished. We’ll even be happy to offer specific instruction on how to more effectively care for your teeth and gums at home so that you can be sure to enjoy optimal oral health for life.
Sometimes, pits and grooves on the chewing services of your back teeth can accidentally trap food that isn’t easily removable, by any means. This is where dental sealants come in. A sealant is a thin, plastic material that can be bonded directly and seamlessly to your enamel; it serves as a valuable extra layer of protection against the threat of cavities. While sealants are usually only applied to a child’s first permanent back teeth, adults can also receive them in certain circumstances.
Do you struggle with stress? This emotional issue can manifest itself in several different ways, including the potentially damaging act of bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Many patients aren’t aware of the habit since it occurs unconsciously or while they’re asleep. Thankfully, our Vero Beach office can provide relief in the form of a custom-made nightguard. This appliance will help protect your teeth and eliminate the threat of grinding and clenching while still being comfortable enough to not interrupt your rest.
Did you know that nearly 40% of serious sports injuries affect the face? That’s why we strongly recommend the use of a sportsguard if you or your child is an athlete. By wearing this comfortable piece of athletic gear, you can provide vital cover for your teeth, lips, tongue, jaw, and much more. Some studies even show that they can help reduce the dangerous effects of concussions! While ready-made and mouth-formed mouthguards are always available at your local sports store, these choices can be ill-fitting and uncomfortable; our team can provide you with a custom-made appliance that feels great and offers maximum protection.
CT Scan (Cone Beam)
Our dental team believes in providing patients the latest advances in technology and techniques so that they can enjoy a smoother dental care experience than ever before. With the help of cone beam computed tomography diagnostic scanning, even the process of inspecting your smile and planning treatment is made much more simple, comfortable, and precise! By creating a complete 3D image of your teeth, gums, face, and jaw, our team can clearly visualize internal anatomy, accurately assess risk, and ensure that the results we create for you are as beautiful and healthy as possible.
Dental phobia is a very common fear among adults. Here in Vero Beach, our dental team understands the severity of these distressing feelings; however, the last thing we want is for patients to skip much-needed check-ups and treatments because of them. That’s where sedation dentistry comes in. Nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and other techniques are available to help provide you with that extra layer of relaxation you need to sit back and feel comfortable during treatment. We’ll be sure to discuss the effects and benefits of our options with you in detail and make a personalized plan before any actual treatment begins.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer may not be as well-known as cavities or periodontal disease, but the statistics surrounding it are sobering – one American dies every year from the disease, and half of the people diagnosed with it won’t live more than five years past that point. Oral cancer screenings are a vital part of our regular check-ups because it’s our team’s goal to catch this potentially destructive condition as quickly as we can. Bleeding oral sores, soft tissue that’s changed color, and lumps or rough spots within the mouth are all possible signs of oral cancer; we’ll be sure to carefully monitor for these signs and perform a biopsy if necessary to confirm whether they’re harmless or not. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us.
Did you know that periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) affects nearly 80% of Americans? It’s the leading cause of tooth loss today, and many studies have even found disturbing links between the condition and serious illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. Here in Vero Beach, our dental team’s goal is to catch this potentially dangerous condition as quickly as possible and provide treatment that helps you regain full, healthy gums. Depending on the specifics of your situation, we may recommend more frequent, in-depth cleanings, scaling and root planing, or treatment with our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser. We can also provide helpful tips and instruction on how to improve your homecare routine and better protect your smile from decay and infection.
Schedule Your General Dentistry Visit Today
The American Dental Association recommends that patients ages five and older visit the dentist if a general checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. Has it been more than six months since your last visit? If so, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today to reserve your general dentistry appointment with Dr. Adam Jones and Dr. Giuliana Diaz Jones. Our caring, highly educated team genuinely looks forward to providing you and your family with everything you need to achieve and maintain exceptional oral health for years to come. Conveniently located in Vero Beach, FL, Vero Implant and Esthetic Dentistry is privileged to serve the general dentistry needs of families from throughout the surrounding communities. We can’t wait to see and care for your beautiful smile!