Preventive Dentistry – Bensalem, PA
We Take Care of
Your Original Smile
Your natural smile is always worth saving, which is why we make preventive dentistry such a high priority at the practice. Our dentists have the ability to stop gum disease and tooth decay ahead of time, rather than treat them after they’ve already developed. That’s why we recommend coming to our office once every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Regular visits like these are sure to keep your family smiling bright for many years to come! Call our office to schedule your next appointment!
Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Preventive Dentistry?
- Caters Specifically to Families
- Collaborative Care Ensures Better Outcomes
- Experienced and Caring Dentists and Team Members
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
The benefits of dental checkups and cleanings is actually two-fold. Not only do they work to keep your natural teeth healthy, but they also lower the chances of needing more substantial and costly restorative or emergency treatments later. With a detailed cleaning from our hygienist, we can remove plaque and tartar that can easily be missed during your routine at-home care. We can also catch the earliest stages of problems and treat them accordingly, so you can smile with confidence moving forward.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism is defined as chronic teeth grinding and clenching, two habits that can easily damage enamel. If you’re feeling stressed out, you might develop this condition yourself! If you want to avoid jaw pain and even a cracked tooth, a custom-made nightguard is an incredibly simple and effective solution. Once made, you’ll have an oral appliance that fits perfectly over your current smile, acting as a cushion for any future grinding or clenching that occurs.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Our team is not only looking for cavities and gum disease during your exam. We’re also looking for oral sores that haven’t healed after a two-week-long period and discolored patches of tissue and growths, both of which can be signs of oral cancer. Our dentists are trained to catch these symptoms as early as possible during your routine exams, so they can make sure that you’re getting treatment right away if they appear and ensure the best outcome possible.
Did you know that fluoride makes teeth stronger and even lowers its risk of developing decay? There’s a reason why it’s typically added to public drinking water and in many common oral care products. Perfect Smiles of Bensalem is happy to use topical fluoride treatments after your checkup, especially for younger patients. The process only takes a few minutes to complete and protects you all the way up until your next visit, so you can brush and floss with added confidence.
Perfect Smiles of Bensalem is incredibly proud to be serving multiple generations of patients. We’re very excited to meet your youngest family members and provide them the early-age dental care they need to ensure a healthy smile. As they learn to brush and take care of their oral health, we’ll make them feel comfortable during their appointments. Giving them a warm and welcoming dental home is one of the most important steps in taking care of their oral development.
Out of all teeth that can develop cavities, back teeth are by far the most vulnerable because of the many deep pits and grooves they contain. Since these areas can be difficult to brush and keep clean, we often recommend dental sealants for children. This thin plastic coating works to seal teeth away from food debris and plaque acids, therefore greatly preventing plaque buildup. Once sealed, your child can expect up to 10 years of protection while they hone their at-home care.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
No matter how old you are, it’s important to have the right protective gear when playing a sport that carries a high risk for high impact. While store-bought solutions can provide some protection, they are often uncomfortable and may not even provide as much protection as custom-made solutions. At our office, we can design a mouthguard that fits your teeth exactly, ensuring the best comfort and protection possible so you or your child can focus on scoring points on the field!