At Preferred Family Dental, our dentists believe that healthy teeth and gums are the foundation of every beautiful smile. For this reason, routine oral exams are as essential to the strength and beauty of your smile as brushing, flossing, and rinsing. These exams allow our dentists to catch problems at an early stage before they have a chance to develop into more serious problems. Our general dentistry screenings and treatments help to ensure your smile remains healthy and youthful!
If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Preferred Family Dental.
- Oral Exams
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Family Dental Care
- Dental Cleanings
- Short-Term Ortho
- Fluoride Treatments
- Infection Control
- Dental Emergencies
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Periodontal Care
- Waterpik® Water Flosser
- Sedation Dentistry
- TMJ/TMD Treatment
Our dentists recommend that you visit a general dentist for a minimum of two oral exams a year. The frequency of these exams depends on your individual risk for dental disease. Patients receive a review of their health history, blood pressure screening, oral cancer screening, periodontal assessment, examination of the teeth and restorations, as well as any diagnostic testing that needs to be completed. Most importantly, these exams give our dentists the opportunity to treat any minor dental problems quickly and efficiently.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings can be incorporated into your oral exams to ensure any cancer risk is identified as soon as possible. Frequent dental appointments allow our dentists and hygienists to detect this life-threatening condition in its earliest stages, leading to earlier treatment and increased chances for successful results.
Family Dental Care
As our name suggests, Preferred Family Dental treats patients of all ages. We offer a number of preventative dentistry options for children to keep their teeth and gums healthy through their teenaged years and beyond. These treatments include fluoride rinses, sealants, and short-term orthodontics. We are trained to handle any dental anxiety or fear your child may be experiencing, and we strive to provide a treatment process that is calm and comfortable. By giving children good dental habits early on, they are less likely to develop serious dental problems later in life and more likely to keep their smiles looking their best through adulthood.
While daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing are vital for oral health, dental cleanings remove plaque and surface stains that cannot be achieved without professional tools and techniques. Performed along with oral exams, cleanings are an extra step in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, our staff can teach you how to improve your daily at-home dental care habits to help ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy between visits, as well as discuss the most recent science driven prevention modalities.
Some patients are looking for a more time-efficient way to straighten their teeth and rejuvenate their smile. At Preferred Family Dental, we offer two alternatives to traditional orthodontics. First, with Invisalign®, patients can straighten their teeth in an inconspicuous manner, using a set of clear, removable aligners that gently shift teeth into their ideal position. Second, we use Six Month Smiles® which is a system of clear braces and tooth-colored wires that produce significant results in 4-6 months.
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Though most patients associate fluoride treatments with children, regular fluoride treatments are just as effective for preventing tooth decay and cavities in adults. Fluoride treatments can be added to any routine oral exam or cleaning to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Dental sealants are a proactive step in the prevention of tooth decay. By affixing a durable tooth-colored material to the surface of your teeth, bacteria are blocked from the deep grooves and crevices where cavities are most likely to form. At Preferred Family Dental, we offer sealants for both children and adults.
As part of our focus on high safety standards at Preferred Family Dental, we maintain very rigorous sterilization practices. To preserve our safe and disease-free environment, we use state-of-the-art equipment to sterilize our instruments. We also use hospital grade surface disinfectants. Your health is always our number one priority.
Our dentists know that not every visit to our office will be planned ahead of time. When dental emergencies arise—such as severe pain or sudden tooth injury—please dial our emergency number: 937-836-7282.
Our dental team is on call 24/7 and ready to serve you.
Scaling and Root Planing
For patients who have developed early stages of gum disease, scaling and root planning can help eliminate bacteria and heal gum tissue. After a deep cleaning, our dentists will perform a non-surgical procedure to remove bacteria from the gumline, reducing tartar and improving your overall oral health. After the procedure is completed, our dentists can use laser dental technology to minimize discomfort and accelerate the healing process.
Gum disease can be effectively treated in a number of ways and our dentists offer both non-surgical and surgical options for periodontal care. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to extreme gum sensitivity, chronic bad breath, and even loose teeth. In order to restore your gums to a healthy state, we provide nonsurgical gum treatment, tissue grafting, crown lengthening, and osseous surgery.
Waterpik® Water Flosser
Many people find flossing with regular dental floss somewhat of a hassle, and therefore they don’t floss on a routine basis. Flossing is a necessary component to oral hygiene, and can be vital to ensuring the health of your gums and teeth. Preferred Family Dental recommends the innovative Waterpik® Water Flosser, an effective and easy-to-use device that can floss your teeth using a jet of water. Many of the staff members at Preferred Family Dental use the WaterPik themselves! The handheld device is designed to remove plaque and other materials below the gumline and between the teeth – areas that are difficult to clean with a toothbrush or traditional string floss. Plus, flossing with the Waterpik® can be performed in as little as one minute, helping you get on with your day with a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile!
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In an effort to make visiting our practice as pleasant and comfortable an experience as possible, Preferred Family Dental can utilize sedation dentistry techniques to calm fears and anxieties. Before your treatment, our dentists can give you two different options to reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Nitrous oxide can treat mild anxiety while oral conscious sedation can be used for more severe cases. Our dentists do not want stress, fear, or anxiety to prevent you from maintaining good oral health and a beautiful smile.
Headaches, toothaches, and clicking or popping of the jaw are all symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). When left untreated, this condition can increase in severity and lead to pain radiating to the back, neck, and shoulders. Preferred Family Dental offers a number of treatment options to relieve these symptoms as well as to address the root cause.
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For more information on our general dentistry options, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Preferred Family Dental today.