The role of preventive dentistry is to protect your teeth, gums, and other oral structures from injury and disease. Whether you’re interested in dental sealants or need to schedule a teeth cleaning, you can trust our dentist in Kalamazoo, MI, to look out for your oral health. We provide a range of preventive dental services for our patients.
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Preventive Dental Services
When was your last teeth cleaning? The American Dental Association recommends you get a teeth cleaning and exam at least every six months. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen our dentist in Kalamazoo, MI, book your next visit today. Scheduling your dental cleaning every six months is one of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy smile.
Our dentist does everything in her power to help you maintain a healthy smile. The best way to avoid gum disease is to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once daily, and see Dr. Bandos every six months for a teeth cleaning and exam. Otherwise, plaque and tartar will build up on the surface of your gums and cause irritation, bleeding, and swelling.
We offer white fillings made of composite resin to restore teeth after removing cavities. We understand that many of our patients are concerned about the materials we put in their mouths, which is why we often recommend composite resin fillings. Composite resin is not only safe but made to match the color of your natural tooth enamel.
Our dentist may recommend inlays and onlays to restore your teeth. Dental inlays and onlays are a good compromise for cavities that are too big for fillings, yet too small for porcelain crowns. The main difference between inlays, onlays, and fillings is that inlays and onlays are made in a lab instead of being molded directly onto your teeth.
While we often recommend dental sealants for children, adults may also benefit from this simple and non-invasive treatment. A sealant covers the entire chewing surface of your tooth, sealing it from food particles, plaque, and tartar. Our dentist will be able to determine if this procedure is right for you.
While teeth cleanings help remove plaque and tartar, it’s important that you continue to practice good dental hygiene at home between appointments. We understand that each patient has their own unique oral health needs, depending on their age, medical history, and other factors. For this reason, our dentist takes the time to talk with you to discuss how to best meet your oral hygiene goals.