Daytona Beach Preventive Dentistry
Protect Smiles of All Ages
Achieving and maintaining a healthy, strong set of teeth is a lifelong job, and one that requires both diligent at-home oral hygiene and regular professional attention. At Indigo Dental, we hope that you’ll choose to trust your smile in our hands for many years to come. Dr. Lloyd offers several valuable preventive services that can help you feel genuinely confident about your oral health. Contact our Daytona Beach, FL office today to schedule an appointment with our staff!
How Can I Keep My Smile Healthy?
While brushing and flossing diligently every single day are a vital part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, there are certain conditions that can still develop over time – and what’s worse is that they’re often not noticeable to an untrained eye until they’ve become more dangerous. That’s why we strongly recommend scheduling a comprehensive checkup and cleaning here at Indigo Dental every six months!
How Can I Protect My Child’s Teeth?
Keeping growing smiles safe from decay can be tricky in the early years, especially in the hard-to-reach areas of the back of the mouth. Older patients with sensitive teeth may struggle with this condition as well – thankfully, Dr. Lloyd has a solution. Dental sealants are an easy, painless, and very effective preventive treatment that can protect the deep chewing grooves in the molars and pre-molars, effectively “sealing” out food particles and decay-causing bacteria from making a home there.
What Can I Do About Grinding My Teeth at Night?
Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common issue and one that affects patients of all ages. It tends to happen when patients are asleep and unaware, only to wake up with troubling symptoms like jaw discomfort. Thankfully, our team is very sensitive to the signs, and we’ll be sure to point them out during your next checkup.
In order to protect your smile and prevent facial discomfort, we can provide you with a custom-made nightguard. You simply place the nightguard in your mouth before going to sleep for the night, and the thick barrier will keep your rows of teeth from connecting.
What is an Oral Cancer Screening?
Diagnosing oral cancer as early as possible in its development is an absolute must, which is why Dr. Lloyd regularly provides oral cancer screenings as a regular part of checkups.
During your oral cancer screening, our team will use OralID to thoroughly scan your mouth for any warning signs or tell-tale symptoms. This hand-held oral examination light emits a visible blue glow that identifies healthy tissue as green and abnormal tissue as dark in color, making it easy for us to see these areas at a glance. If we discover anything alarming, Dr. Lloyd can guide you towards a full biopsy and further treatment as necessary to ensure your health and safety.
What Can Be Done to Strengthen My Teeth?
If your tooth enamel is weaker than it should be, professional fluoride treatment may be the solution you need. This mineral is found in most water supplies and many food items as well, and countless studies have shown that regular exposure to it often results in healthier, tougher teeth that are less prone to cavities. Dr. Lloyd recommends this valuable service to children and adults alike when needed, and it’s a simple process that can be repeated during subsequent appointments.
What Should I Know About Oral Hygiene Products?
Using the right oral health care products at home can go a long way towards keeping your smile healthy and safe. Here in Daytona Beach, our team members can recommend high-quality toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other items that are sure to treat your teeth and gums right. We’re so confident in their effectiveness that many of us and our family members use them as well!