Preventive Dentistry – Rexburg, Id
Taking Care of Your Family’s Smiles
Most American adults have had at least one cavity, and tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases among children. If you don’t want anyone in your family to become a statistic, then you need to make sure that everyone has their smiles examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Snarr every six months. Taking a preventive approach to dental care will protect the grins you hold dear to your heart for many years. Call us to schedule an appointment at Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg today for preventive dentistry in Rexburg, ID.
Why Choose Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg for Preventive Dentistry?
- Easygoing Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
- Family-Oriented, Relaxing Dental Office
- Open Monday Through Friday
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends twice-yearly dental checkups and hygiene visits for people of all ages, even if they don’t currently think there’s something wrong with their oral health. We will use these checkups as an opportunity to inspect the teeth, gums, and other oral structures for signs of damage or decay. Depending on our findings, we might need to discuss additional treatments. After the examination, we will clean the teeth and get rid of any plaque and tartar that you might have overlooked.
Oral Cancer Screenings
It is estimated that around 54,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Men tend to be at a higher risk than women, and bad habits like smoking can make oral cancer more likely to occur, but the reality is that no one is safe from this disease. We include an oral cancer screening as part of our regular preventive care so that suspicious growths and sores can be checked out by an expert early on.
The stronger your teeth are, the less likely they are to suffer from decay or become worn down. The key to strong teeth is to make sure that you’re getting plenty of fluoride through tap water or various oral hygiene products. We can also apply fluoride to your teeth at the end of your six-month appointments to keep your smile safe until we can see you again. Children are often the best candidates for fluoride treatments as their teeth are still developing and can benefit greatly from extra fluoride.
Proper brushing and flossing take time to learn. Unfortunately, the oral bacteria that cause cavities won’t wait for your child to develop their oral hygiene skills before they start attacking their teeth. We recommend that you schedule an appointment around the time your children receive their first and second molars; we can place thin layers of plastic called dental sealants that will keep their teeth safe until they have fully mastered the basics of good oral hygiene.
From the very first moment that they get their first tooth, your children are at risk for cavities. The best strategy for protecting your little ones from such oral health issues is to start their regular dental examinations as early as possible. Our staff is very friendly, and they’ve made sure that our dental office provides an environment where even anxious younger patients can feel comfortable. We can also answer questions about the different dental development stages and help you prepare accordingly.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
Do you have a favorite sport you play to stay in shape, or has one of your children developed an interest in athletics? No matter what age they are, no athlete should ever be without a mouthguard. Even a low-contact sport could result in a sudden blow to the mouth, and if the teeth aren’t protected, they could break or even be knocked out. Ask us about having custom-fitted mouthguards made for the athletes in your family.
Worried about gum disease and other oral problems?
My team at Bright Smiles Family Dental of Rexburg is dedicated to helping our community in Rexburg smile more by providing comfortable, friendly, and personalized dentistry.