Preventive Dentistry

Information

At Bluestem Health, preventative dentistry includes many things:

  • Sealants
  • Fluoride applications
  • Full cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Polishing and exams

Sealants

Sealants are typically placed on molars and sometimes premolars in our clinic. The purpose is prevention of cavities. The target population are children, but these can also be placed on adult teeth to minimize their chance of getting a cavity on the treated tooth.

Fluoride Applications

Fluoride applications are also implemented as a prevention of decay tool. Any patient who is considered high caries risk should be treated with a topical fluoride application. Fluoride will deposit in areas where even a small cavity may be starting and it has the capability to remineralize/strengthen a weaker area. Fluoride can also aid in sensitivity relief. Patients are typically encouraged to return on a six-month basis for routine cleanings.

Full Cleaning

At these appointments a full cleaning is done to remove any plaque and bacteria a patient might have. This gives the hygienist a chance to point out any areas that a patient may be missing when brushing or flossing.

X-Rays

At least once a year x-rays are taken to help diagnose decay.

Polishing and Exams

The dentists usually does an exam at each cleaning appointment which also allows them to look for any pathologies or other issues a patient may be experiencing.

Contact Us

We believe that all great healthcare begins with compassion and preventive care measures. Make sure you are seeing your dentist every six-months for proper preventive care. Schedule your appointment by calling 402-476-1455.

Locations featuring Preventive Dentistry

Main Clinic

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Locations featuring Preventive Dentistry

Main Clinic

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