Preventive Dentistry Will Keep You Smiling In St. Petersburg

Preventive Dentistry Will Keep You Smiling In St. Petersburg

Welcome back to another January edition of our oral health blog! If you are searching for a dental practice in St.Petersburg, Florida that is family-friendly and provides comprehensive services in one convenient location, then look no further!

At Jeffery A. Spilman DDS, our goal is to provide you, your spouse, your parents, and your children with the kind of care that will keep everyone’s teeth and gums in great shape!

We are particularly good at keeping bad things from happening. That is to say, we are big believers in preventive dentistry.

An Ounce Of Prevention

What you do at home matters a lot. We hope that you are practicing good hygiene habits at like brushing, flossing, and rinsing with fluoride.

It also helps to drink plenty of tap water.

But all that is still not enough to keep your smile at an optimal level of health.

Plaque that is overlooked or hard to reach will harden and become calculus (tartar). That calculus will act in a dangerous manner, eating away at the enamel of your teeth, contributing to cavities, tooth loss, and, eventually, bone loss.

In many cases, only a trained professional can see what is going on in your mouth before it gets to a painful point. And it often takes special tools to really catch up on the intense cleaning that you need to complement what you are doing daily at home.

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. At Jeffery A. Spilman DDS, our preventative treatments include oral exams and professional cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and more.

Dental Exams And Professional Teeth Cleanings

It is best for everyone if we see your family approximately every 3-6 months. And that’s not just because we miss you in between appointments. We do our best to keep you on the good road.

Our teeth cleanings can help you prevent cavities and decay, and they are way more comfortable than having to get fillings, root canals and extractions at a later date.

Plus, regular visits to our St. Petersburg, FL dental office for oral exams can also help with prevention and treatment of gum disease and even cancer. You will want to have a dentist you can trust to be in-tune with your ever-evolving needs!

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are designed to seal off and further protect your teeth from cavities and decay. With sealants, we can prevent plaque and calculus from ever forming in the crowns of premolars and molars. This treatment could save you some pain and expense down the road!

Get Extra Protection From Fluoride Treatments And Fluoride Varnishes

We hope you are already acquainted with fluoride! Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for hardening and strengthening your tooth enamel.

With a simple fluoride rinse treatment, from our St. Petersburg dental practice, you can greatly decrease your risk of developing cavities.

Sounds great, right? But wait, it gets better! A fluoride varnish can take this treatment to the next level. By applying this temporary varnish to your teeth, we effectively coat them in fluoride for a time, creating a barrier between plaque and the surface of your teeth.

Like we said, when it comes to prevention, we’ve got you covered!

Take The Next Step!

We hope you have been inspired by today’s blog post to stay on top of your health and wellness. We are ready to be your partner in oral health, so what are you waiting for?

To schedule an appointment for a preventative cleaning and exam, call Jeffery A. Spilman DDS at 727-645-4727 today, or contact us online.

See you soon!

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