Preventive dentistry helps keep your mouth healthy and ensures your smile remains bright and beautiful. With regular preventive visits to Lakeside Dental, you can avoid cavities, tooth decay, and other common dental issues. If you are located in Lenoir City, Loudon, and Tellico Village, please give us call today!
We offer a full suite of preventive services including teeth cleanings & exams, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, oral cancer screenings, and periodontal care. To get started, schedule a preventive appointment today.
Regular cleanings and oral exams keep your teeth bright and healthy. By seeing Dr. Blalock every six months, you’ll be able to ensure that your mouth is free of common oral health issues like gum disease and cavities. We’ll clean and polish your teeth every time you come in, which will also prevent the buildup of plaque, bacteria, and surface stains while keeping your smile looking its best.
Fluoride treatments are a great way to protect your teeth from cavities. Fluoride has the unique ability to reverse the damage of minor tooth decay by remineralizing tooth enamel. During treatment, your teeth will absorb minerals from the fluoride-rich gel that Dr. Blalock will apply to your teeth. Fluoride takes only a few minutes to apply, and this procedure can be done as part of your routine cleaning.
Dental sealants consist of a clear, liquid dental resin. This resin is painted onto each of your rear teeth individually and is hardened into a strong plastic barrier using a UV light. This barrier prevents bacteria, acid, and food particles from contacting the surface of your tooth directly. In turn, this stops cavities from ever forming. Sealants can last up to 10 years with proper care.
Gum disease is the leading cause of premature tooth loss in America. If you have been noticing symptoms like puffy and swollen gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing, or halitosis (persistent bad breath), you may have gum disease. Proper care, such as deep cleanings (also called scaling & root planing), is the best way to address early stages of gum disease and restore your periodontal health.
Dr. Blalock will examine your mouth during your oral exam to look for signs of oral cancer, such as lesions, discolored patches of tissue, and other such indicators. This helps give you peace of mind and ensures that any issues are addressed as soon as possible . In the rare case that we find a potential issue, we will refer you to a specialist who can give you the treatment you need right away.
Nearly half of all American adults have gum disease, and many are not even aware that they suffer from this oral health issue?
By avoiding common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease, regular preventive care can save you both time and money.
Regular oral exams and cleanings from Dr. Blalock at Lakeside Dental will ensure your teeth always look bright and beautiful.
At Lakeside Dental, our flexible scheduling makes it easy for you to get the oral care you need on your terms. Contact us to schedule a consultation now.