Preventive Dentistry – Brecksville, OH
Keeping the Small Issues from Becoming Serious
Most people will develop a common oral health problem at some point in their lives. Whether it has the opportunity to progress and become more serious is the biggest issue. With our thorough, routine preventive dental care, we make sure that no stone goes left unturned and are sure to diagnose and treat oral issues in the earliest stages of their development. Below, you can learn more about the services we offer so your oral health stays on the right track.
Why Choose Brecksville Dental Excellence for Preventive Dentistry?
- Convenient Appointment Hours
We See Patients
of All Ages
- Accepting Most PPO Dental Insurance Plans
The American Dental Association recommends scheduling semi-annual checkups and cleanings with your dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy and treat oral health problems early on. During these appointments, Dr. Saleh and one of our skilled dental hygienists will take X-rays of your mouth and conduct a thorough visual and tactile examination. Before you leave, we’ll thoroughly clear away all plaque and tartar from your teeth and polish them, so you feel refreshed and healthy.
An estimated 31 percent of the population has a condition called bruxism, better known as nightly teeth grinding and clenching. Not only can this leave your jaw sore and filled with tension, but it can also ruin your teeth by putting them at an increased risk of becoming damaged or worn-down. To protect your teeth and jaw joints, we offer customized nightguards that are made from a durable, cushioning acrylic material.
Fluoride is a naturally derived mineral that’s produced by rocks and found in water, air, and even some fresh fruits and vegetables that you eat! Cities also add more of it to local water sources because it has been shown to reduce the risk of cavity development. If you aren’t receiving enough of this enamel-strengthening mineral in your daily diet, we may recommend fluoride treatments when you visit, so you can keep your teeth free of decay.
Oral Cancer Screenings
At each of your semi-annual checkups and cleanings, we conduct a thorough oral cancer screening in search of any signs of this disease. We use our VELscope Enhanced Oral Assessment System to make sure that no symptom goes unnoticed. It’s a handheld device that contains special fluorescent light that we’ll shine into your mouth and highlight any potentially-cancerous areas of oral tissue. In 2009, the WHO announced VELscope as an accessible and effective commercialized medical device to address global health concerns.
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
As soon as your child’s first tooth grows in, they’ll need to start visiting the dentist to make sure that their smile is developing correctly. At Brecksville Dental Excellence, our team is happy to conduct educational, enjoyable, and fun checkups and cleanings for your children every six months. We’ll clear their teeth of any plaque and tartar and make sure that no cavities or other oral health problems linger.