When planning for a lifelong, healthy smile, preventive dentistry is the best insurance policy to protect the health and beauty of your teeth. At Wright Dental Center, we promote your oral health with effective, gentle, and modern preventive dentistry.
Periodic Dental Exams
Even if you have excellent dental health, periodic dental exams allow us to measure trends in your oral health history and make any necessary diagnoses early, when they are easier to treat.
We begin with a complete exam of your teeth, gums, and jaw. We look for signs of decay and suspicious lesions that may indicate oral cancer, determine the health of your bite, and examine your jaw function. Dr. Bo Wright will inform you of any potential conditions and make you aware of any changes he sees regarding your health.
At your dental exam, we also take gum measurements. Your gums should fit snugly next to your teeth. If pocketing occurs, it is an indication of periodontal (gum) disease. We treat most periodontal conditions in our office with cleanings designed to remove bacteria and tartar.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Our hygiene department is both gentle and thorough. We work closely with patients on education and home care techniques to keep your teeth and gums healthy and comfortable.
Each professional cleaning is designed to meet your needs. If you have heavy tartar, gum disease, or areas that need additional attention, we will address your unique concerns. Our hygienists are friendly and professional. They will give you the best care available!
After gently removing tartar and plaque from your teeth, we will polish your teeth to give you that clean, fresh feeling.
Digital Dental X-Rays
Dental x-rays are the best way to detect decay and other conditions in their earliest stages. At our Cold Spring, KY dental office, we use digital dental x-rays because they are safer and more accurate than traditional x-rays.
Digital dental x-rays emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays, making them among the safest and lowest radiation x-rays in the dental and medical fields. Not only are they safe for you, but they are also better for our environment. Because we use digital technology, we eliminate the need for the chemicals necessary to develop x-rays.
Accuracy is important to us. With digital imaging, we can examine the high resolution images closely, adjust the contrast, and zoom in on areas that look suspicious.
Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and useful when it comes to protecting against tooth decay. We provide fluoride treatments for children, who are particularly prone to decay, but fluoride can also help adults who have excessive decay or experience tooth sensitivity.
Sealants provide a barrier between bacteria and the chewing surface of your teeth. We apply them in the grooves of your teeth where decay most often occurs, and they can last for up to five years. At that point, we can replace them, if necessary.
Call Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment
Dr. Wright and our entire team look forward to meeting you and your family. We provide the best preventive treatment in the area in a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere. We look forward to giving you the professional and gentle dentistry you and your family deserve! Contact our Cold Spring dental office today for more information!