Preventive Dentistry

St Paul MN Dentist with Cleanings and More

iStock_000001606885MediumPreventive Dentistry in St. Paul, MN

Good dentists treat cavities; great dentists prevent them. Your St Paul MN dentist focuses on preventive dental care for healthy, beautiful teeth that last a lifetime. We offer professional dental checkup, teeth cleaning, oral cancer screening, gum and bite analysis, diagnostic X-rays, and anti-cavity sealants and fluoride.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Brushing alone is not enough to prevent dental disease. Flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene techniques that you should be practicing regularly. But even if you brush and floss daily, bacteria can remain in hard-to-reach areas like under the gums and between the teeth. Plaque that has hardened into tartar can only be removed by professional teeth cleaning.

Your dentist and dental hygienist will bring the number of oral bacteria down to zero. We use special tools and dental amenities that can go under the gums and scrape away stubborn plaque. If needed, these tools can reach the tooth roots and get rid of bacteria hiding in the pits and grooves. After a thorough cleaning, your hygienist will polish your teeth to keep it smooth and shiny.

Teeth cleaning is also an excellent opportunity to learn if your oral hygiene regimen is working. Your dental hygienist can recommend proper brushing and flossing techniques to keep your mouth healthy in-between appointments.

Regular Checkups

Regular dental checkups identify and treat problems before they show symptoms. Along with teeth cleaning, this preventive technique can keep you free from dental disease for the rest of your life. Dr. Serafimov will examine your teeth, gums, tongue, soft tissues, bite, throat, jaws and related structures. X-rays may be taken for accurate evaluation, and with your permission. Your dentist also offers oral cancer screening to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the mouth.

Cavity Prevention Dentistry

If you are highly at risk of developing cavities and gum disease, Dr. Serafimov may recommend sealants and fluoride for extra protection and cavity prevention.

Schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry with your St. Paul dentist today. Call 651-455-1601 or use our online form to request a consultation.