Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry services offered in Bellevue, WA

Preventive care is one of the simplest ways to protect your smile from tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health conditions. With an emphasis on oral health care, nutrition, and healthy habits, experienced dentist Max Saxena, DDS, MDS, BDS, takes a holistic approach to preventive dentistry at Bellevue Dentists in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Saxena believes in empowering patients with the knowledge and tools to maintain optimal oral health. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a preventive dentistry consultation.

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry involves actions you take to maintain good oral health and prevent dental issues. This proactive approach helps you maintain a healthy smile and minimizes the need for extensive dental treatments in the future.

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Preventive care in dentistry is essential for maintaining your oral health and preventing dental issues from developing. Proper preventive care at Bellevue Dentists can reduce your risk of many dental concerns, including:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Oral infections
  • Tooth loss
  • Oral cancer
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Dental emergencies
  • Orthodontic problems 
  • Stained or discolored teeth

Visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough dental exam and teeth cleaning preserves the health of your teeth and gums.

What does preventive dentistry include?

Bellevue Dentists provides comprehensive preventive care that includes:

Dental exams and check-ups

A dental exam is a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and underlying structures. Bellevue Dentists utilizes advanced tools, like digital X-rays and VELscope® pre-cancer detection, to comprehensively assess your oral health and detect issues early on.

Oral hygiene

Your dentist provides education on effective oral hygiene practices tailored to your specific needs. This includes personalized guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques and recommendations for oral care products that support a healthy and confident smile.

Teeth cleaning

A teeth cleaning involves thoroughly removing plaque and tartar from your teeth, promoting optimal oral health, and preventing cavities and gum disease. Your dentist may use the DEXIS CariVu™ cavity detection tool to quickly spot and treat tooth decay.

Dental sealants

Sealants are protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars, creating a barrier that helps prevent bacteria and food particles from settling.

Periodontal maintenance

Periodontal maintenance involves caring for your gums. Your dentist may treat or prevent gum disease by removing plaque (bacteria) and tartar (hardened plaque) from above or below your gumline.

Oral pathology

VELscope can identify cancerous lesions in their early stages, allowing for prompt diagnosis and intervention. Bellevue Dentists works closely with nearby labs, including FidaLab in Seattle, to ensure you receive a prompt diagnosis. 

Call Bellevue Dentists today or use the online booking tool to schedule a preventive dentistry consultation.