What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the branch of general dentistry focused on preventing common oral health problems. At home, this includes brushing and flossing, reducing your intake of sugary foods and drinks, and avoiding habits like bruxism (tooth grinding) and biting hard substances such as ice. At our offices, preventive dentistry involves biannual visits for thorough tooth and gum cleaning, an essential step in avoiding both common and uncommon oral health concerns.

At Wood Creek Dental, we are committed to helping each of our patients achieve strong, healthy, and attractive smiles. Combining advanced diagnostics and technology with years of hands-on experience, we help prevent those problems that can be avoided and work to promptly detect and treat those that cannot. If you are looking for a welcoming and comprehensive family dentistry practice, use the contact form on this page or give us a call to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you accomplish your oral health and beauty goals.

What is Preventive Dentistry Preventing?

Preventive dentistry is focused on keeping teeth and gums at peak health and assisting in avoiding issues such as:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Infection
  • Enamel Loss

To meet this goal during your preventive dentistry appointments, we clean all surfaces of the teeth, including below the gum line, removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. We also thoroughly examine the teeth and gums to identify problems that may be developing, enabling us to provide targeted treatments before minor issues become serious concerns.

In addition to preventing and detecting oral health concerns, our experienced and caring dentists can provide suggestions for optimizing your home routine during preventive dentistry visits. Our recommendations and instructions are always geared towards the needs of the individual, allowing us to assist patients of all ages in reaching and maintaining optimum oral health for years to come.

These visits also give you an opportunity to ask questions about dental care and learn about services that can enhance and perfect your smile, making them a great time to bring any concerns you have about the health or appearance of your teeth to our attention.

Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment Today

If it has been longer than six months since your last preventive dentistry appointment, call Wood Creek Dental in Greenville at 864-288-5300 or in Landrum at 864-457-3425 to schedule a visit today. We welcome families living throughout the counties of Greenville and Spartanburg, and all nearby areas of South Carolina.


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