Cleaning & Prevention
At Bagley Family Dental, we focus on preventive dentistry to help you limit the amount of money that you spend on your mouth while maintaining the highest standard of oral health. Together, a partnership between you and our team pays dividends, protecting your smile now and well into the future.
At home, prevention may include brushing twice daily along with flossing, but many strategies and oral health aids exist that may improve your oral health beyond simply brushing and flossing. Often, patients are surprised to learn that a specialized toothpick, a rinse, or a particular toothpaste will serve them best and make an incredible difference in their efforts to achieve optimal oral health. At Bagley Family Dental, we can help customize solutions that enhance your daily efforts, often turning frustration into smiles as you healthy changes take place.
Your diet plays a critical role in oral health as well. Acidic foods and drinks (even diet soda) accelerate deterioration of your teeth, and certain foods can enhance the health of your supporting jawbone and gums. Our team at Bagley Family Dental believes in bringing your efforts and our knowledge into balance in order to achieve optimum oral health.
And of course, regular dental exams and cleanings prove vital in preventing decay and gum disease as you keep daily habits consistent. With a proactive approach, together we can prevent minor issues from becoming major procedures.
Every time you're in our chair at Bagley Family Dental, we review many aspects of your health. Subtle changes noted in the tissue of your mouth call for a closer evaluation - independent of whether you use tobacco or not. Early detection of oral cancer saves many lives year after year, and we're trained to recognize a myriad of abnormalities when examining the area in and around your mouth.
Optimal dental health results from a healthy partnership between you and our team at Bagley Family Dental. While we will provide critical support, your efforts every day are what really the difference. With the unlimited number of product resources available today, we can help you customize a protocol that works perfectly for your dental situation.
Everyone loves the feeling and the look of the glassy, smooth surface of teeth when they’re freshly polished. At Bagley Family Dental, our registered dental hygienists help you maintain optimal health, which goes far beyond just polishing your enamel. With a regular preventive schedule, we can remove the bacterial deposits that lead to many dental diseases. But we can also monitor for silent problems and catch them early, such as tooth decay or gum disease, before they become major issues.
Gum disease, also known as gingivitis and periodontitis, continues to be the leading cause of tooth loss in adults today. A devastating condition when left untreated, gingivitis and periodontitis don’t have to define you. At Bagley Family Dental, we have found that appropriate home care along with a strategic approach to focused treatment is essential to control this chronic bacterial infection. Additionally, this disease can aggravate a myriad of other medical conditions that may seem unrelated to your mouth.