Preventive Dentistry – Hoover, AL
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If you’ve ever wondered what the most effective way to avoid dental disease is, it’s actually far more simple than you’d think. Daily at-home care through brushing and flossing matters tremendously, but that doesn’t mean you should skip your routine cleanings and exams at Moulton Dentistry. Through regular visits, you can not only prevent the majority of oral disease and dental emergencies, but catch systemic conditions that may not even be directly related to your oral health. To make your oral care routine complete, schedule an appointment by calling our office today!
Why Choose Moulton Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Highly Personalized Care for Patients of All Ages
- Intraoral Cameras for Improved Diagnostics and Examinations
- Experienced Dentist Dedicated to One-on-One Communication with Patients
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
During your routine checkups and cleanings, Dr. Moulton takes the time to closely examine all of your oral structures in great detail. After removing all plaque and tartar from your mouth, he’ll provide recommendations for treatment where he sees fit as well as tips to keep in mind as you practice your at-home brushing and flossing. Our office recommends that you visit us once every six months to receive your cleaning and exams.
Oral Cancer Screening
In recent years, the risk for oral cancer has been on the rise. Recent reports note that about 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The good news is dentists like Dr. Moulton are equipped to catch oral cancer when it’s still in the earliest stages of development. The sooner we catch it, the easier it is to treat. During your exam, we’ll be on the lookout for the signs of oral cancer, which include mouth sores that don’t heal after about two weeks, red or white patches in gum tissue, and lumps or bumps in the gums, tongue, neck and other oral structures.
Nightguards for Bruxism
For many, teeth grinding and clenching might be a subtle habit that comes and goes, meaning you likely don’t think about it very often. However, these habits can easily transform into a condition that puts your tooth enamel, gum tissue and overall oral health at risk. Bruxism is a more common condition that you would think. Plus, it can develop in people of any age, including children. If you’re waking up with jaw pain or soreness, it may be time to start thinking about getting a nightguard from Dr. Moulton’s office.