While common dental issues like cavities, gum disease, and broken teeth might seem inevitable, each of these issues is 100% preventable. In addition to daily brushing and flossing at home, the best thing you can do to protect and preserve your smile is visit Dr. Shane Smith at least twice a year for preventive care. He can give you a healthy, problem-free smile that you never have to worry about! To schedule your next dental appointment with us for preventive dentistry in Jonesboro, AR, contact our Jonesboro dental office today.
During your checkup, Dr. Smith will closely examine your teeth, gums, jaw, bite, and existing dental work to make sure that everything is in great shape. If he spots any issues, he can take care of it early before it causes you a headache! Then, with a cleaning, our team can thoroughly remove all of the cavity-causing plaque and tartar from your mouth, leaving you with a fresh, silky smooth smile you’ll love to show off.
Dr. Smith and our team welcome every member of your family into our dental office, including its youngest members! Each of our services can be tailored to meet the unique needs of toddlers, school-aged children, and teenagers so they enjoy great oral health during their important developmental years. We know how to keep little ones comfortable so that they quickly form a positive relationship with dental care that will follow them well into adulthood.
We will perform a quick but detailed oral cancer screening at each of your checkups and cleanings. These will include a thorough examination of your lips, oral tissues, tongue, and throat. Regular screenings enable us to find potentially cancerous growths or sores early so they can be diagnosed and addressed right away. Early detection and treatment are proven to be the best way to beat the disease.
Most people get enough fluoride in their diet to keep them protected from cavities, but some of our patients could use a little more! So, as part of your cleaning, we can apply a highly concentrated fluoridated solution to your teeth, which will strengthen your enamel and make it more resistant to decay. The benefits will last until your next cleaning!