Preventive care is the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Our Annapolis dentists focus on helping you achieve optimal oral health so you can keep smiling for years to come!
We take a thorough approach to all preventive care, which allows us get to know our patients and helps them prevent future complications and emergencies. New patients receive an evaluation with a thorough exam of the teeth, gums, and bite. We also perform an oral cancer screening, cleaning, and iTero wellness scan that give us the most accurate picture of your overall oral health.
Dental cleanings are more than just a fancy way to polish your pearly whites. Having your teeth professionally cleaned removes plaque, freshens your breath, and gives us a chance to detect potential decay or damage before it progresses to periodontal disease or other complications.
Fluoride treatments are a great way to gain extra cavity-fighting power. It fortifies the outer surface of your teeth, making them less susceptible to decay or cavities. Choosing fluoride treatments during your regular cleaning and exams keep your teeth strong and healthy between visits.
Though flossing and brushing are the best ways to prevent cavities, everyone can benefit from a little extra cavity protection. Dental sealants are a quick and painless way to provide an extra layer of protection against decay. A thin coating is simply painted on your teeth over the enamel, and can be reapplied every two to four years.
For patients with existing signs of periodontal disease, we offer more targeted cleanings that involve scaling and root planing. This allows us to remove tartar from deep below the surface of the gums, reducing bacteria and inflammation and improving the health of your gums.
Life doesn’t always wait for a scheduled appointment. That’s why we make ourselves available to fit in same-day visits for dental emergencies whenever possible. Whether you’ve had an accident, are experiencing severe gum or tooth pain, or need existing dental work examined, we’re here for you when it counts.