General & Preventive Dental Services in Olathe, KS!

Investing in preventive dental care is one of the best things you can do for your smile. In addition to routine cleanings and exams, our practice offers a truly wide variety of preventive dental services that are designed to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Want to learn more about our preventive and general dental services? Feel free to contact us!

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Routine Cleanings & Exams

Regular dental cleanings and exams are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. During these visits, plaque and tartar are removed, and your dentist will evaluate your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Early detection of dental issues can prevent more significant problems from developing and help ensure early intervention.

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. They provide a barrier against bacteria and food particles, reducing the patient’s risk of developing cavities. Sealants are especially beneficial for children and teens who may have difficulty cleaning the grooves of their molars properly.

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay. A fluoride treatment involves applying a highly-concentrated topical fluoride varnish to the front of the teeth, usually after a cleaning. Fluoride is particularly beneficial for individuals with a higher risk of cavities, such as children and those with a history of tooth decay.

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Laser Gum Therapy

Laser gum therapy, or laser-assisted periodontal therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment for gum disease. Using a dental laser, infected gum tissue is removed, and the gums are reshaped. This procedure promotes gum healing and reduces pocket depths, effectively treating periodontal disease.

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Arestin® Gum Treatment

Arestin® is an antibiotic treatment used in conjunction with scaling and root planing for gum disease. It is applied directly into the infected gum pockets, delivering targeted medication to eliminate bacteria and promote gum healing. Arestin® aids in controlling periodontal infection and preventing its progression.

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Regular oral cancer screenings are crucial for early detection and treatment of oral cancer. During the examination, your dentist will examine in and around your mouth for any signs of abnormalities, such as lumps, sores, or discoloration. Early detection significantly improves the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

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Custom Nightguards

Custom nightguards are dental appliances designed to protect teeth from grinding and clenching during sleep. Chronic teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can lead to tooth damage and jaw discomfort. Nightguards create a protective barrier, minimizing the negative effects of grinding and clenching and helping patients get restful sleep.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. Custom oral appliances are a simple and cost-effective way to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea. These appliances help keep the airway open, reducing snoring and improving the quality of sleep.

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TMJ Therapy

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy aims to alleviate jaw pain and dysfunction associated with TMJ disorders. Treatments may include oral appliances, physical therapy, stress management techniques, and lifestyle modifications. TMJ therapy helps relieve discomfort and restore proper jaw function.

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