Preventive Dentistry

Keep Your Smile Healthy and Beautiful

When was the last time you went to the dentist? At Heritage Creek Dental, we understand that your hectic schedule often leaves little for dental visits. However, regular care can keep your smile healthy and help reduce the risk of serious dental health problems. We encourage all of our patients, both children and adults, to take advantage of the benefits offered with preventive dentistry. Let us work together to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy and bright.

Checkups and Dental Cleanings

Of course, a checkup and dental cleanings represent the cornerstone of general dentistry. With routine checkups, your Albia dentist can identify the earliest stages of serious dental issues with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. A simple dental cleaning helps reduce the risk of gum disease by removing the plaque that can irritate the gums. A cleaning also freshens your breath and brightens your smile. Using either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler, our dental hygienists will gently remove plaque. We will then polish your teeth for a smooth finish. Both children and adults can benefit from six-month checkup and dental cleanings, so call our office today.

Quality Homecare

While checkups and dental cleanings are important, you also need to maintain good oral hygiene from home. Each day, you should brush your teeth thoroughly for at least two minutes twice. You should also gently floss your teeth at least once a day. Brushing and flossing helps cleanse stray food particles and harmful bacteria from your mouth. Otherwise, bacteria break down food particles, increasing oral acidity and coating the teeth in plaque. Like adults, children need to brush and floss to avoid tooth decay or gum inflammation. We will take the time to educate our patients and their families on the best methods of prevention and address any questions or concerns about maintaining good oral health.

Heed the Warning Signs

You should also take note of the most common indicators of gum disease and tooth decay. When these signs first present themselves, call our office to schedule a consultation. We can then discuss your treatment options and smile goals. Common warning signs of tooth decay or dental infection include toothaches and tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Gum inflammation, which can lead to gingivitis or eventually, gum disease, can lead to sore, red gums that bleed easily. While you may not be able to completely prevent cavities or gum inflammation, you can take immediate steps to lessen the severity of these common dental issues and keep your smile healthy and whole.

  • Visit Us for an Appointment Today

    We are so happy you have found us at Heritage Creek Dental, and look forward to treating you at our Albia office. Dr. Hussong and our friendly, compassionate team feel honored to meet you and your family members. Please call to schedule an appointment with us, so we may assist you on your journey toward a lovely, healthy smile with our comprehensive dental services. We serve families from Albia and surrounding communities.