Preventive Dentist in Okeechobee
Do you brush and floss your teeth routinely at home? What about your loved ones? The truth is, even patients who are diligent about their oral hygiene fall victim to potentially dangerous oral health problems. That’s why we recommend bringing the entire family into our Okeechobee, FL dental office for regular check-ups and cleanings. These crucial visits allow our team to provide thorough check-ups, refreshing cleanings, and other preventive services designed to protect and strengthen smiles of all ages. Please contact Tenniswood Dental Associates today if you have any questions for us, or if you’d like to set up appointment times. We love meeting new patients from Okeechobee, Glades, Marin, Palm Beach, Hendry and other nearby areas!
Your First Visit
During your first visit to Tenniswood Dental Associates, our team’s priority will be to learn everything we can about you, your oral health, and your personal smile goals. Patients are treated to a gentle, in-depth cleaning from our dedicated team members. Following this, they meet with one of our dentists for a visual examination and a discussion of the above topics.
During this initial appointment, we also take digital X-rays of the patient’s smile and related oral structures. This information is important, as it shows our team areas of potential damage that simply can’t be seen with the naked eye. Unlike traditional X-rays, our state-of-the-art digital system transfers exceptionally detailed images to our computer system in seconds, allowing team members to magnify, rotate, and even color-code the file so patients better understand what they’re seeing. The amount of radiation used is also reduced by up to 90%!
Check-ups & Cleanings
We strongly recommend patients of all ages visit our practice at least twice each year for a routine check-up and cleaning. This allows our team to fully understand your unique smile and diagnose damage or pain as soon as it arises. This valuable information is used by one of our highly qualified dentists to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs in an exceptionally personalized and effective manner. Additionally, one of our talented hygienists thoroughly removes decay-causing plaque and tartar from teeth and gums during cleanings leaving your entire smile feeling refreshed.
Gum Disease Treatment
Nearly 75% of the population is assumed to suffer from gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) – and what’s worse, many of those people don’t even realize it! This happens because gum disease is typically very subtle until it’s reached more advanced, destructive stages. Here in Okeechobee, our dental team prioritizes the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease during routine check-ups. We revitalize oral health with treatment solutions like scaling and root planing, antibiotic therapy, and more.
Little smiles need a special touch, and that’s just what our team provides for your family in Okeechobee, FL. We love helping children on the path towards lifelong oral health! Our dentists always take the time to provide exceptionally gentle and personalized care, and pediatric services like dental sealants and fluoride treatments give them the extra protection teeth and gums need to thrive. We also teach kids how to properly brush and floss their teeth once they’re old enough and keep an eye out for possible developmental concerns.
Dental sealants are most often recommended for younger children, but they can actually be very useful when treating patients of all ages. This tough plastic material is painted directly over the chewing surfaces of back teeth, “sealing” these areas and preventing food particles and potentially dangerous bacteria from accumulating there. The threat of cavities is greatly minimized, and better yet, sealants last for up to 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance.
Mouthguards and Nightguards
Do you suffer from inexplicably worn down enamel or morning headaches? You may be grinding your teeth at night. This condition is known as bruxism, and it’s common among adults as a response to stress. Here at Tenniswood Dental Associates, our Dental team provides patients the relief and protection they need with a customized nightguard. This oral appliance minimizes the damage done to teeth and jaw joints allowing you to rest easy.
We’re dedicated to ensuring patient comfort at every level. From the moment you walk through the door of our Okeechobee, FL practice, you’ll feel warm, welcome, and right at home. We invest in the most advanced dentistry techniques and technologies to ensure patients experience minimal discomfort and maximum effectiveness from any procedure. Whether that involves local anesthesia, numbing mouth rinse, or dental sedation, we’re dedicated to ensuring patients are at ease and pain-free from start to finish. At Tenniswood Dental Associates, our patients come first.
The best way to improve dental health is to diagnose and treat oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease in their earliest stages, if not preventing them all together. The ability to take a closer look is crucial to completing this task. Digital x-rays allow us the ability to examine smiles inside and out with high-resolution images that reduce radiation exposure up to 90%. Additionally, our team is safer because there’s no need to handle hazardous chemical during X-ray film development.