Preventive Dentistry Grand Rapids

Preventative dental care, including cleanings and exams, to keep your smile strong and problem-free.
Limiting the progression of dental disease to reduce the impact of oral inflammation on overall health requires regular dental cleanings. During your dental cleaning, our team of dental hygienists provides:
  • Plaque removal to prevent gum inflammation and periodontal disease
  • Calculus (the tartar formed from plaque) removal to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease
  • Teeth polishing to remove stains and plaque
Effective removal of plaque and calculus may include the use of ultrasonic tools and specialized instruments.

All regular checkup appointments include:

  • A dental examination and diagnostic x-rays: essential for the detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions
  • Oral cancer screening: an examination of the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for signs of oral cancer
  • Gum disease evaluation: an examination of the gums and bone around the teeth for signs of infection and periodontal disease
  • Examination for tooth decay
  • Examination of existing restorations – current fillings, crowns, bridges, etc.

Periodontal Care in Grand Rapids

Patients with more advanced gum disease may require periodontal care. In addition to routine cleaning, periodontal maintenance addresses advancing bone loss and gum disease through:
  • Removal of calculus on root surfaces below the gum line
  • Removal of diseased cementum (root tissue) below the gum line
  • Creation of smooth, detoxified root surfaces
Schedule a dental appointment with us soon so you can receive a thorough dental exam and maintain your oral health!

Preventive Dentistry at Benton Family Dental