Preventive Dentistry in West Des Moines
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here at Valley Ridge Family Dental, we want our patients to have a healthy mouth and natural teeth, so they can avoid costly reparative work and unnecessary discomfort. Many common dental problems, if caught early, can be halted and sometimes reversed with the right treatment. Committing to a regular preventative treatment schedule of six-month checkups and cleanings with Dr. Johnson will give you the edge on your oral health. Combine these preventive visits with proper at-home hygiene habits, and you could enjoy healthy, natural teeth for years to come.
Some of the preventive services we offer include:
- Exams and cleanings, which help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth, so you can deter cavities and gum disease. We use digital diagnostics for a closer look at the condition of your teeth, and Dr. Johnson will clean your teeth herself.
- Periodontal therapy for patients with gum disease. This involves deep cleaning and polishing the teeth, and may include the use of topical antibiotics. The purpose is to halt the progression of the disease.
- Children’s dentistry, including fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which protect tooth enamel and the surfaces of the molars, respectively. For children, it may be difficult to maintain proper at-home care. Fluoride treatments and sealants are additional insurance against decay and damage.
- Bruxism treatment, which stops habitual teeth grinding and clenching. Our custom nightguards can end tooth damage and joint pain that chronic bruxism causes.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jessica Johnson at Valley Ridge Family Dental, contact our office at (515) 223-9764. We are located in the Jordan Creek neighborhood of West Des Moines, IA. We also serve Waukee, Urbandale, Clive, and surrounding Des Moines metro communities.