Prevention is the most powerful force in all of dentistry. By working proactively to stop cavities and gum disease as early as possible, Dr. Kramer helps our patients not only enjoy healthier, more attractive smiles, but this also keeps their overall dental costs nice and low! Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last checkup and cleaning, scheduling an appointment for preventive dentistry in Selbyveill, DE is simply one of the best things you can do for your teeth both now as well as in the future. To come see us so we can take great care of your smile, call us today.
When you come to see Dr. Kramer for a checkup, he won’t just look at your teeth, but he’ll also inspect your gums, jaw, bite, and several other factors that make up your oral health. His extremely comprehensive approach ensures that any problems are caught quickly and treated right away before they can lead to major damage. Then, one of our highly-experienced hygienists will use their educated hands and sophisticated tools to remove harmful plaque and tartar from those hard to reach areas of your mouth, stopping cavities before they ever begin.
Oral cancer isn’t talked about a lot in the media, but it’s actually one of the deadliest varieties, claiming about one life in the US each and every hour. Dr. Kramer will keep an eye out for any lesions, growths, or discolored patches of tissue in your mouth that could indicate cancerous or precancerous cells. If he finds something, you’ll be referred to a specialist for a diagnosis, ensuring that treatment can begin as soon as possible if needed.
One of the best ways to keep your teeth strong and free of decay is to regularly expose them to fluoride, which you can do by brushing your teeth and drinking tap water. At our dental office, after your cleaning, we’ll apply a highly-concentrated fluoride solution to your teeth, which will help replace any minerals in the enamel that have been stripped away by plaque and bacteria. This will make them more resilient to developing cavities, and this effect should last all the way until your next checkup and cleaning.
Many patients, whether they know it or not, unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep, which can actually wear down the enamel to the point of breaking while also leading to jaw strain. To stop this, Dr. Kramer has a simple solution: a nightguard. Worn only to bed, this custom-made mouthpiece fits comfortably over the teeth to keep them separated and safe while someone slumbers. In some cases, this treatment can also help patients struggling with sleep apnea and TMD!
You’ll find an almost endless variety of oral hygiene products on store shelves these days, but which ones are best for your particular smile? We can let you know at your regular checkup and even provide many of the products ourselves to save you a trip. Just be sure to ask for recommendations when you come to see us! By maximizing your oral hygiene at home, you’re guaranteed to have faster and easier appointments with us, as well as a more beautiful smile!