Preventive Dentistry – Granby, CT
Avoid Dental Problems
Before They Start
Although Dr. Kenneth Endres and Dr. Gunveen Chawla are more than capable of treating oral issues, in general they prefer to help patients avoid them to begin with. That’s why we offer so many effective preventive services. Through simple steps, we can keep your smile strong and healthy, sparing you from unnecessary damage, decay, and pain in the future. Has it been a while since your last dental visit? Contact our team to schedule your appointment now!
Why Choose Salmon Brook Dental Associates for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dental Insurance Accepted
- All Ages Welcome
- Late and Saturday Appointments Available
Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Aside from brushing and flossing on a daily basis, regular dental checkups and cleanings are the most important things you can do to ensure your smile’s health now and for years to come. In fact, our team and the American Dental Association recommend two of these appointments every year. That way, we can address any problems as early as possible and even prevent future issues from popping up in the future.
The path toward lifelong dental health should start in childhood. In fact, positive dental experiences early on can help your child create healthy oral habits that can carry well into adulthood. Our team goes above and beyond to provide a friendly, warm, and inviting environment for young patients, ensuring their comfort throughout their visits. We also take the time to educate them about oral health. With us, you can rest easy knowing your child’s smile is in caring hands.
Used for grinding and chewing up your food, the premolars and molars have deep grooves, which are particularly prone to allowing plaque and food particles to accumulate. As a result, these teeth can develop cavities more than the others. As a clear coating of dental plastic, dental sealants act as a barrier between the enamel and everything else, preventing acids from corroding teeth and lasting for up to 10 years.
In most dental products, fluoride is a common ingredient that helps your dental health. In fact, fluoride is often added to public drinking water because it strengthens tooth enamel against harmful bacteria. After we’ve cleaned your teeth and removed plaque, we can apply a coating of concentrated fluoride to your teeth. This quick treatment only takes a few minutes, but its effects can help your teeth remain cavity free until your next dental appointment six months later.
OralID® Oral Cancer Screenings
Many patients don't realize that the dentist can actually be your first line of defense against oral cancer! During routine examinations, our team uses OralID, which illuminates abnormal cells throughout the mouth with optical fluorescence technology. Healthy cells will remain dark under the light; that means our team will be able to take notice of worrisome symptoms right away and bring them to your attention. Oral cancer has the highest rates of successful treatments in its earliest stages by far, so don't hesitate to let us know if you're interested in this type of screening.
Oral cancer screenings should be covered by most dental insurances. In the event that they are not, rest assured that patients can expect to pay a very low fee that will include two screenings for the calendar year.
Nightguard for Bruxism
Have you been told that you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep? Do you tend to clench when you feel stressed? If you answered yes, you need to try to stop. It can permanently damage your smile and cause chronic jaw pain. Although this habit (called bruxism) may not be conscious, there is something you can do about it. A custom nightguard from our office can keep the upper and lower teeth separated and position them so your jaw muscles relax.