Preventive Dentistry – Oklahoma City, OK
Stop Common Dental Problems in Their Tracks
At Joe Isaacson Dental, our team always strives to catch and treat dental damage in the earliest stages possible – in fact, we’d prefer to stop it before it ever gets the chance to start in the first place! That’s why Dr. Isaacson places such a large emphasis on the importance of preventive dentistry, such as dedicated professional dental checkups and cleanings. This approach can potentially save your family a great deal of cost, time, and headaches over the years, so don’t hesitate to contact us today in OKC if it’s been more than six months since your last visit to the dentist’s office.
Why Choose Joe Isaacson Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Whole Families Welcome
- Modern Digital Technology for Superior Diagnostics
- 1st Visit is FREE
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Even if you brush and floss diligently at home, dental problems can still develop in subtle ways that may go unnoticed by untrained eyes. That’s why regularly visiting a trusted dentist can make all the difference for your smile’s health and longevity. During checkups and cleanings, Dr. Isaacson will take the time to understand every aspect of your oral health, from the teeth to the gums to the jaw and beyond. Any concerning symptoms will be pinpointed and addressed with a custom treatment plan as soon as they appear. Additionally, an in-depth cleaning with one of our talented hygienists will cleanse decay-causing plaque and tartar from the oral surfaces, helping teeth remain strong and vibrant.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a dangerous and even deadly disease that is sadly often not diagnosed in patients until it’s already reached advanced stages. Thankfully, Dr. Isaacson can serve as your first line of defense here in Oklahoma City. He will perform a dedicated oral cancer screening during every checkup, inspecting the oral tissue for suspicious signs of lumps, slow-healing sores, or discoloration. A biopsy will be recommended if we locate any cells that seem potentially cancerous or pre-cancerous in nature.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Teeth grinding (also known as “bruxism”) is a common bad habit that plagues patients from all age groups, many of whom are completely unaware of the damage they’re causing to their smiles because they only experience the condition while asleep. Dr. Isaacson is very sensitive to the tell-tale signs of bruxism, and he can provide a customized nightguard as an effective solution. This oral appliance will establish a sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth and minimize the risk of unconscious harmful contact.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I have a dental cleaning?
Dr. Isaacson recommends visiting our Oklahoma City, OK office at least twice a year, or six months at a time. These bi-annual checkups with your dentist are important, since they can get rid of hard-to-reach bacteria that simple toothbrushes can’t reach. During your exam, our team can also check for underlying issues related to gum disease, decay, oral cancer, and cavities. That way, we can provide you with the treatment you need to achieve a healthy smile as soon as possible.
Is brushing and flossing enough to prevent dental issues?
While a consistent oral hygiene regimen can strengthen your teeth and prevent severe complications such as decay, it doesn’t replace professional dental cleanings by an experienced dentist. At Joe Isaacson Dental, our team uses advanced dental tools and technology to identify signs of potential issues that may not be caught with just the naked eye. We can also provide you with expert instructions on how to properly care for your teeth.
What causes cavities and issues with my teeth to develop?
Poor oral hygiene is the cause of cavities (also known as tooth decay) in most cases. When you don’t properly clean your teeth, plaque can begin to develop and eventually harden into tartar. Tartar can only be removed professionally, and if left alone it produces acids that attack the teeth and gums. Factors that can further cause oral health issues include:
- Excess stress and anxiety
- Consuming foods and drinks high in sugar
- Smoking, chewing tobacco, and alcohol
- Genetic predisposition to cavities
The best way to prevent these issues with your teeth is to seek early intervention with Dr. Isaacson. If you do have any cavities, we can solve them easily with fillings.
Does insurance cover preventative dentistry?
Most dental insurance either partially or fully covers preventative dental care. This means services like routine exams, professional cleanings, and oral cancer screenings won’t cost you anything out-of-pocket. Dr. Isaacson recommends contacting your insurance provider to get an accurate understanding of your benefits and coverage. Our Oklahoma City, OK practice also offers various FINANCING OPTIONS to make your plan more affordable.
Protect Your Smile’s Health With Preventative Dentistry
At Joe Isaacson Dental, our preventative dentistry services allow our team of professionals to keep a close eye on your teeth and oral health. We’ll always clean your teeth thoroughly before our dentist examines them for any signs of disease, decay, and oral cancer. As a result, these regular exams can help you keep your teeth and the rest of your mouth in the best health possible.
To schedule a consultation for preventative dental care at our Oklahoma, OK dental office, contact us by calling (405) 943-8575 or by filling out our online contact form. We serve patients who live in the Lakehurst, Mayview, Highland Hills, Glenbrook, and North Coronado Heights, OK areas.