Preventive Dentistry in Great Bridge

Are you tired of making emergency trips to the dentist because of toothaches? Do you wish there was a way to cut down on your family’s dental expenses? Would you like to enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile?

You can find the answer to all these questions in preventive dentistry at our Chesapeake dental office. When we refer to prevention, we’re talking about routine services like dental exams and cleanings. At home, prevention for your family consists of brushing and flossing your teeth and maintaining a healthy diet.

Prevention Is about More Than a Healthy Smile

The goal of prevention is to help you maintain your oral health, but there are other benefits as well. Drs. Thomas, Thomas, and Holwick want you to know that research and numerous studies indicate a link between the health of your mouth and your overall health and wellness.

These studies show a direct connection between chronic oral inflammations like gum disease and serious health conditions. The list includes heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, certain cancers, and pregnancy complications.

Dental Exams

We recommend regular preventive dental exams every six months for most people. Since we believe in continuity of care, you will usually see the same dentist every time you visit our Great Bridge Chesapeake dental office. When your dentist sees you at these intervals, they can routinely check on your oral health to stay a step ahead of problems that may be developing. During your exam, we focus on the entire mouth to look for issues like the onset of gum disease, tooth decay, and even early signs of oral cancer.

Professional Teeth Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings are one of the most basic yet essential services we offer.

Cleanings twice each year can help you avoid periodontal disease (gum disease), which is the leading cause of tooth loss. Our skilled hygiene team performs dental cleanings with the utmost care and comfort so you can enjoy a cleaner, healthier smile without experiencing any discomfort.

Patient Oral Health Education

We love catching up with you every so often, but if all goes well, we will only need to see you twice a year. So it’s essential for you to be proactive about your oral health when you’re on your own.

Drs. Thomas, Thomas, and Holwick, and our team of hygienists and assistants have decades of experience and can answer any questions you have. In fact, we encourage your questions because they help us understand what matters to you and how we can help.

We all make it a point to stay current with the latest advances in dentistry. Our team utilizes leading-edge technology to improve your comfort, streamline your treatment, and provide predictable results.

Beyond that, we use technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras because they allow us to point out areas of concern. When you see a problem with your own eyes, it’s easy to understand why you need treatment and how it will benefit you.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal (gum) disease is a prevalent oral health problem that affects nearly half of all adults in the US, many without their knowledge. It is essential to treat gum disease as soon as possible because it can cause irreversible damage to your gums and attack the bone that supports your teeth. Untreated gum disease not only puts your oral health at risk, but it can also jeopardize your general health and well-being.

If we find evidence of gum disease, we’ll recommend more frequent cleanings and help you establish a healthy oral hygiene routine. For more advanced stages of gum disease, we offer gentle periodontal treatment with laser dentistry; in certain cases, we will refer you out to a Periodontist that will complete the necessary treatment of choice

Please Call Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Exam

Our friendly, caring team loves welcoming new patients to Bennett A. Thomas, DDS and Associates, and we can’t wait to meet your family! If you’re looking for preventive treatment like dental exams and cleanings in Great Bridge Chesapeake, VA, please call us at (757) 548-3238 to get started!