The team at Carlson Dental Group is able to fix every dental problem you can imagine, and while this is all well and good, we’d prefer to stop dental issues before they occur in the first place! This is why we offer such a wide range of preventive dentistry in Jacksonville, FL. By coming to see us just twice a year, we can help you and your loved ones avoid cavities and gum disease while keeping your dental care costs as low as possible. To schedule your next appointment with us, contact us today.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Two of the most basic services we provide are the standard checkup and cleaning, but they are by far two of the most important when it comes to our patients’ long-term oral health. These twice-a-year visits give our team the chance to find cavities, infections, and even oral cancer during its initial stages while they are relatively easy to treat. Plus, a cleaning with a hygienist removes decay-inducing plaque and tartar and helps patients find spots in their mouth they may be frequently missing while brushing and flossing.
Dentistry for Children
Bringing your child to the dentist starting at a young age is one of the best things you can do for both their physical and mental development. Ensuring they have strong and healthy teeth will allow them to eat, speak, and even breathe properly, plus they’ll have a smile that will help them feel confident in any situation. In addition to basic checkups and cleanings, our team will also work with your child to instill healthy oral habits that will serve them well into adulthood.
The back teeth are the most likely to develop cavities because their textured surfaces easily trap plaque and food particles, plus they are quite tricky to adequately clean while brushing (particularly for children). Thankfully, we can give them some extra protection by placing a thin layer of dental plastic over the enamel. This prevents plaque, food particles, and bacteria from causing decay. They are especially effective for children, but we also recommend them for adults who are prone to cavities.
As part of your dental cleanings with us, we’ll coat your teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride paste or have you rinse with a fluoridated solution. Fluoride is added to most oral healthcare products because of its proven ability to strengthen the enamel and dramatically lower the risk of cavities, and the products we use are significantly stronger than anything you’ll find on store shelves, helping your teeth stay nice and strong between appointments.
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Do your mornings usually include a sore jaw and headache? Do your teeth look oddly flat and worn down? If so, then all of these signs point to nocturnal teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. This unconscious habit can quickly wear down your teeth to the point of breaking, but fortunately, we can stop this from happening with a nightguard. It is a small oral appliance that prevents the rows of teeth from touching while also allowing strained jaw muscles to relax, leading to pain-free mornings and healthier teeth at the same time!