Preventative Dentistry in Bangor, ME
At Maine Family Dental Practice, preventative care is one of our top priorities. Did you know that the health of your teeth can directly affect your overall well-being? System health issues related to oral health include cardiovascular disease and diabetes. By taking the best possible care of your teeth today, we hope to prevent health problems in your future.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Travis Buxton today to start on the road toward better health. We offer a full range of services to keep you and your family healthy.
At your biannual dentist appointment, you’ll receive a thorough examination. We offer these services for the whole family – from grandma and grandpa to toddlers. We recommend that you start bringing children in for regular visits around the age of two.
During your exam, your Maine Family Dental dentist will check your mouth for any signs of potential problems including periodontal disease. We also offer Velscope screening technology. This is a non-invasive method of identifying abnormalities that could be indicative of oral cancer. It is important to screen for oral cancer because early detection is key to effective treatment.
Your dentist may also recommend that x-rays are taken of your mouth for a closer look. We use digital radiography because it can be done quickly and also reduces radiation exposure by up to 90% when compared to traditional dental x-rays. Digital x-rays require less time for processing than traditional x-rays. This method also allows a more comprehensive view of your anatomy.
You can discuss any issues you’ve been having and your dentist may give you advice on how to improve your at-home care routine. We may be able to recommend the right ADA-approved care products for your bathroom cabinet, and show you effective brushing and flossing techniques.
Professional Teeth Cleaning for Adults and Children
A professional teeth cleaning will also be done at your bi-annual appointment in order to remove built-up plaque. A teeth cleaning serves to improve the health of your mouth and also has a whitening effect. Your mouth will feel clean and rejuvenated after this teeth-cleaning service.
This biannual visit is important for both adults and children. We love working with children, educating them about good dental health practices, and caring for them with a gentle touch.
We provide sealant services to help you prevent tooth decay. A sealant is a thin film of plastic-like material that is applied to the surface of teeth to protect them.
Sealants may be particularly useful in young mouths. We recommend that children have sealant applied to their vulnerable teeth to protect them from tooth decay.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
Become part of our dental family at Maine Family Dental Practice. Call us at (207) 947-1166 today to make an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!