Preventive Dentistry

Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlottesville, VA

At Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Virginia, good oral health is the number one priority. To ensure the longevity of your family’s oral health, Nicholas Bottorff, DDS, and the team offer comprehensive preventive dentistry services, including expert advice about practicing good dental hygiene and can recommend proper brushing techniques. You can rely on the dedicated team at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville for thorough cleanings and routine evaluations of your oral health. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Preventive Dentistry Q&A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry can protect your oral health and identify signs of tooth decay or gum disease as early as possible.

The team at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville provides preventive services for the whole family, including:

  • Routine checkups
  • Dental sealants
  • Cavity prevention
  • Home care dental instructions
  • Proper brushing techniques
  • General patient education
  • Professional dental cleanings

Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville recommends dental visits every six months to ensure the longevity of your oral health.

Why do I need routine dental checkups?

During a dental checkup, your provider evaluates the health of your teeth, gums, tongue, and other areas of your mouth. They check for early signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Routine cleanings are also an essential part of good oral health. A professional cleaning removes tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth to help prevent cavities.

Cleanings also remove bacteria and other debris from your gumline to prevent infection and disease. At each cleaning, your teeth also receive a polishing to remove stains and make your teeth feel and look exceptionally clean.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are a protective coating that your Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville provider may place over your molars to prevent food and other debris from causing cavities.

This thin coating is made from dental-safe materials and sticks to the chewing surface of your teeth. Sealants effectively reduce tooth decay, especially in children who are still learning how to brush properly.

The sealant process is simple and painless. Your provider begins by cleaning and drying your tooth. Then, they place an acidic gel on the surface of each tooth. After a brief waiting period, you rinse away the gel, and they apply the sealant, using a special light to bond it to your teeth and make it harden.

Sealants can last several years and may need replacement when they wear away. Your dentist monitors the condition of your sealant at your routine checkups and reapplies it as required.

How do I get started with preventive dentistry?

It’s easy. Just choose Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville. Every member of their dedicated team provides preventive care to patients. If you want to work with a proactive dentist to protect your mouth from oral health issues, choose a provider at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville.

To start receiving the exceptional preventive dentistry services available at Elevated Dentistry of Charlottesville, call the office or book online today.