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Clinton, WI - Family Dentistry with a Gentle Touch

Preventive Dental Care

Regular dental exams, cleanings, and preventive care are essential for maintaining healthy, radiant smiles. They not only lower the risk of dental disease, but they also help us detect and treat any oral health problems as they develop, preventing them from progressing and becoming serious issues down the road.

If you haven’t been to a dentist in some time, our team at Clinton Family Dental is here for you. We want you to be confident about your smile and are here to support you and help you take charge of your oral health. Whether you’re in our waiting room or getting your teeth cleaned, your comfort and well-being are always our top priorities!

What Happens During New Patient Visits?

During your first dental visit, Dr. Jacobson will perform a comprehensive oral health evaluation and take digital x-rays to check for tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, bone loss, tooth misalignment, and damaged dental restorations. She will also conduct an oral cancer screening to rule out abnormalities. After your exam, Dr. Jacobson will discuss any urgent concerns or preventive measures needed to keep your smile healthy and sound.

What Happens During Regular Dental Visits?

After a new patient visit, most patients require twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings. However, patients with gum disease or other oral health concerns may require more frequent visits.

Regular Dental Exams: Regular exams are similar to new patient visits. They involve taking digital x-rays and examining your teeth, gums, and mouth to check for new concerns. Our goal is to identify problems as they develop when they are the easiest to treat.

Dental Cleanings: Our dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar buildup from around and under your gum line and polish your teeth to remove surface stains. Routine dental cleanings significantly lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, safeguarding your smile.

Fluoride Treatments: After a dental cleaning, we may recommend a topical fluoride treatment to help strengthen your tooth enamel and lower the risk of cavities. Fluoride can also remineralize the teeth, reversing early tooth decay. In addition, we may use fluoride to help desensitize teeth, especially those with cold sensitivity.

Prescription Fluoride Toothpaste: Dr. Jacobson may recommend prescription fluoride toothpaste to build up your enamel’s defenses against cavity-causing bacteria. Aside from keeping tooth decay at bay, prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste helps restore lost minerals in tooth enamel, which may relieve tooth sensitivity.

Home Oral Hygiene for Long-Term Healthy Smiles

An essential component of preventive dental care is maintaining good oral hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. Dr. Jacobson and her team are always happy to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques and offer tips on caring for your smile.

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Are you ready to take charge of your oral health?

Preventive Dental Care Near Me in Clinton, WI

Clinton Family Dental is pleased to offer trusted preventive dental services to patients in Clinton, WI, and the surrounding communities. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our valued patients. We welcome you to our office and are here to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. 

Give us a call at 608-676-5415 or contact us online to see how we can help.
We look forward to caring for all your dental needs.