A Center For Family Dentistry

Save Time and Money with Preventive Dentistry

Daily care, regular dental visits, and other forms of preventative dentistry can not only keep your teeth clean and healthy, but also help you avoid expensive dental procedures. At our dental practice in Troy, MI, Dr. Keith Kelley and our team of dental hygienists can help you care for your teeth and educate you on effective oral health maintenance. We also provide fluoride treatments and sealants for young patients and anyone who is prone to cavities. 

Caring for Your Teeth at Home

Having a consistent hygiene routine at home is crucial for oral health. We recommend all patients brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. You should replace your toothbrush regularly as soon as the bristles begin to fray. 

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends most patients visit their dentist at least twice a year.

Diet can also play a significant role in protecting your teeth. Limiting sugar intake in particular helps guard against decay. You should also drink plenty of water and eat a varied diet to ensure your teeth are receiving the vitamins and nutrients they need. 

In-Office Services

At our practice, we offer comprehensive oral health care services. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends most patients visit their dentist at least twice a year. However, if you are prone to periodontal diseasedecay, you may want to visit more frequently so our team can closely monitor the health of your teeth and gums. 

A child undergoes a dental cleaning.Cleanings and Exams

Frequent dental cleanings and examinations allow us to identify issues and treat oral health problems as soon as possible. We can also remove plaque build-ups to maintain the look of your smile. 

A patient receives a fluoride treatment.Fluoride Treatments

Often called nature’s cavity fighter, fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens the outer surface of teeth against decay. While fluoride treatments are especially important for children, our office offers fluoride treatments for anyone who is prone to decay.

Illustration of a bubble protecting a tooth.Sealants

Dental sealants are thin protective coatings placed over the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Due to their rough, uneven surface, molars are highly susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria. We generally recommend placing sealants on children’s molars as soon as they erupt. The application process is quick and painless, and can save you a lot of time and money as your children grow. We can also place sealants for adults who are prone to cavities in their molars. 

Benefits of Prevention

By investing in preventive measures early, you can reduce your risk for cavities, gum disease, root canal infections, and other oral health problems. Consistent at-home care and regular appointments can save time and money in the future. Additionally, many general health problems are linked to poor oral health, including:

  • Respiratory disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Good oral health promotes the health of your body as a whole. In addition, most dental insurance providers cover the costs of preventive services, so you can receive the treatments you need without paying out-of-pocket. 

Invest in Your Health

Dr. Kelley and our team are dedicated to protecting your oral health. We can offer detailed instructions about maintaining the health of your smile during your biannual appointment at our office. Contact our office online or call us at (248) 918-0594 today to learn more about our preventive and general dentistry services.

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