Preventive Dentistry Cumming

Preserving Smiles So They Last a Lifetime

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When it comes to permanent teeth, you only have one set to last your entire life. In some cases, tooth loss isn’t preventable, but in others, simple checkups and cleanings with your dentist and good at-home dental hygiene can be the key to smile preservation. We also offer additional protective measures, like dental sealants and nightguards for teeth grinding, to give your teeth and gums a little extra protection. If it has been longer than six months since you last visited a dentist, call our office today to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in Cumming!

Why Choose Bragg Dental for Preventive Dentistry?

  • A Caring, Experienced & Fun Dental Team
  • We Accept Dental Insurance
  • Conservative & Comprehensive Treatment Approach

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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The American Dental Association, as well as our team at Bragg Dental, recommend visiting the dentist once every six months, or twice a year, for dental checkups and cleanings. These appointments are designed to spot and stop the early signs and causes of common oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. Our team will take X-rays and thoroughly examine the mouth and gums to make sure they’re healthy. To finish off your visit, we’ll thoroughly clear away all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth, as well as polish and floss them.

Children’s Dentistry

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We’re a top choice for entire families and offer kid-friendly dentistry as well. So, if you’re looking for a practice that can fit your child’s cleaning in alongside your own, we’re the perfect option. Our friendly and welcoming team knows how to help your little one feel comfortable and calm when they visit as well, so you can rest easy during your appointment.

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Gum Disease Treatment

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of every two adults in the United States have gum disease. When this infection of the soft oral tissues is left to spread, it often leads to tooth loss, which our team tries to prevent at all costs. Scaling and root planing is a two-step process in which we thoroughly clear away all plaque and tartar from the teeth, going as far down as the pockets of the gums. We’ll then smooth out the roots, removing any hardened pockets of bacteria. Our goal is to control and reverse the effects of the infection, preventing worsening symptoms.

Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral cancer screenings are short, simple, but can be lifesaving. We conduct them at every dental checkup, being sure to examine both the internal and external areas of the mouth and face for any abnormalities. We’ll examine the throat, lips, tongue, and oral tissues inside the mouth, and if we find anything that we feel needs additional testing, we’ll refer you to a proper specialist.

Fluoride Treatment

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Most people know about fluoride because they’ve heard that it’s added to their community water source, or because the dentist has offered it to them. This is because it’s an enamel-strengthening mineral that can help fortify the protective outer layer of the teeth to prevent cavities from developing. Our team offers additional protection with easy and fast fluoride treatment, which is when we place a fluoridated gel directly onto the teeth.

Dental Sealants

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While dental sealants are most commonly recommended to children, they’re an excellent way to prevent cavities from developing for patients of all ages. Our team simply brushes a clear liquid onto the biting surface of the molars and uses UV light to harden it. It seals off the tooth by creating a clear, umbrella-like coating of protection to prevent food debris and plaque from accumulating in the pits and grooves and causing cavities to form.

Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards

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If you participate on a local sports team or your child does athletics at school, consider investing in a customized sportsguard. We craft our mouthguards from durable, cushioning acrylic that offers maximum protection to your jaw and teeth, drastically minimizing the chances of experiencing dental emergencies. Additionally, because they’re customized just for your mouth, you’ll find it easier to breathe as you run, jump, and block!

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, often occurs because of underlying problems like stress and bite misalignment. Because it most commonly happens while you’re asleep, it can be hard to notice the signs. Look out for lingering tension headaches, worn-down teeth, and jaw pain. If you experience any of these in the mornings and throughout the day, a nightguard can help protect and cushion your teeth to minimize your symptoms. 

Oral Hygiene

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At-home oral hygiene is a cornerstone of a healthy smile, which is why our team is all about offering tips and tricks on what you can do to keep your oral health on the right track. From brushing and flossing tips to product recommendations, our team is always happy to discuss any hygiene concerns or questions you may have to optimize your at-home routine.

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