We invite the whole family to visit Ultimate Dental to experience comprehensive preventive dental care that will help you achieve oral health and a happy smile. Offering a complete range of general family dentistry services, we make it easy to maintain health and avoid more advanced issues down the road. A little preventive dental care from Ultimate Dental can go a long way toward making sure you always have a great smile!
Preventive Dentistry – Brownstown, MI
Preventive dental care is your best bet for optimal oral health
Why Choose Ultimate Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Both children & adults welcome
- Latest technology means faster appointments
- Accept & file claims for all dental insurance plans
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
As the cornerstone of any oral health treatment plan, checkups and cleanings are essential. That’s why we recommend you visit Ultimate Dental every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. This allows us to not only remove the plaque and tartar that can cause dental decay and damage, but look for signs of developing problems as well. When you visit for general family dentistry checkups and hygiene appointments regularly, you ensure that problems remain small and more easily treatable.
Of all the teeth, the ones in the back (the molars and premolars) are the most vulnerable to developing cavities. Why? Their location and grooved surfaces make them quite difficult to effectively clean while brushing, especially for young children who are still learning. With a dental sealant, we can place a thin, clear layer of a plastic resin over these teeth to keep them safe from harmful bacteria and plaque. They only take minutes to apply and can provide up to a decade of 24-hour cavity protection.
Do you know what one of the main causes of dental injuries is? Sports-related accidents. Whether someone plays football, basketball, or soccer, broken and knocked out teeth due to collisions with either other players or equipment are all too common. Fortunately, wearing a protective mouthguard can help athletes of all ages keep their smiles safe so they can stay in the game. Dr. Hadad can provide you with a completely custom-made appliance, which will be much more comfortable and protective than anything you’ll find at the store.
Fluoride is a mineral you’ll find added to many toothpastes and community water sources, and that’s because when it’s exposed to the teeth, it actually strengthens the enamel. Over time, it drastically reduces a person’s risk of developing cavities, particularly children. We can coat your teeth in a highly-concentrated fluoride varnish when you come to see us to make sure you stay cavity-free between appointments. It only takes a minute and provides months of protection.
Oral Cancer Screening
The key to treating and surviving oral cancer is to catch it early, but many patients miss the early symptoms and aren’t diagnosed until the advanced stages. To ensure that our patients are never caught off guard, we perform an oral cancer screening at every checkup. We’ll examine your mouth and the surrounding area for any signs of cancer, and if we find something, we’ll help you get a biopsy and proper diagnosis right away.
Periodontal Screening & Therapy
At our Brownstown, Michigan dental office, we take gum disease very seriously, and periodontal therapy plays an important role in your overall general family dentistry care. Why? Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss, so preventing and treating it with periodontal care is essential for long-term oral health. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease and strokes as well, so it's not just all about your oral health. Your overall health can be at risk, too! At every dental checkup, Dr. Hadad will look for signs of gum disease, including deepening pockets around the teeth and bleeding gums. If she finds signs of gum disease, she’ll provide you with a treatment plan designed to fit your level of infection. For some, more stringent home care including daily flossing will reverse the earliest stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis. However, if your gum disease is more advanced, you may need periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planing.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding or clenching at night is an extremely common problem, affecting most people at some point or other in their lives. Some people experience chronic clenching or grinding, and this can cause damage over time, including chipped or broken teeth, shifts in the bite, wearing chewing surfaces, and even tooth loss. That’s why we offer nightguards to protect you from the ill-effects of nighttime teeth grinding.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
We completely understand that dental care can make both children and adults feel a little nervous, and our friendly team is always willing to put in extra effort to ensure that everyone has a stress-free time in our office. No matter what kind of treatment a patient needs, we can have them wear a small nasal mask and breathe in nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which should make any anxiety simply melt away. Afterward, its effects wear off almost instantly, meaning patients can go straight back to their day.
We just love having children around the office! Nothing makes our team happier than to show a child that dental care is nothing to fear while we put them on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We’re able to treat children of all ages, and with regular exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants, we’ll ensure that your little (or not so little) one has a strong and healthy smile for all the milestones to come.