Three of the most common oral health conditions faced by Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. At Mind Your Mouth, we aim to tackle these issues in their earliest stages with routine preventive care to keep them from progressing and protect your physical health. That’s why we offer a variety of options for preventive dentistry in Portland, ME, which you can see below.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist in SoPo every six months for a checkup and cleaning. During this appointment, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth using our latest, safest, and most precise technology, such as our intraoral camera. By doing this, we’re able to make sure that no stone goes left unturned and even the smallest developing problems are treated. Finally, before you leave, we’ll conduct an in-depth cleaning by clearing away all plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth and polishing and flossing them.
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Developing smiles are in their most vulnerable stages, especially since your child’s likely still learning about how to properly take care of their teeth and gums. Our team is happy to improve their oral health and make sure that their smile’s growing at the right pace without complications with routine checkups and cleanings. We’re proud to offer high-quality dental care to all younger patients, including those who have mental and physical limitations and special needs!
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding
Do you wake up with a sore mouth or dull and thumping headache? These are common signs that you may have bruxism, which is a condition when you grind and clench your teeth as you sleep. Instead of letting this action put you at a greater risk for experiencing a dental emergency, like a broken tooth, let us help you prevent damage to your smile with our customized protective nightguards. We use our in-office 3D printer to make precisely fitted mouthguards to improve your quality of rest and prevent dental damage.
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Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious disease that, when left unaddressed, can rapidly progress and result in deteriorating health. Studies show that when this problem is diagnosed earlier on in its progression, chances of successfully treating it are drastically higher. That’s why we conduct thorough oral cancer screenings at each of your checkups and cleanings. If we spot any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, we’ll refer you for a biopsy and additional testing. The process is fast and completely pain-less, making it well worthwhile since it could save your life!
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that comes from rocks and is found in our bones in the form of calcium fluoride. It’s also present in natural water sources and fresh vegetables. This mineral is used by your body to help strengthen your enamel to protect your teeth from decay. If you don’t get enough of it, you’re up to 25 percent more likely to get a cavity. We offer easy and pain-free fluoride treatments, where we’ll place a fluoridated topical gel on your teeth and wipe it away to provide your enamel with extra strength and protection.