Preventive Dentistry

Wouldn't it be great if everyone in your family had healthy smiles? Do you wish there was a way to cut back on dental costs and avoid the discomfort of toothaches? 

At Ely, Dubos & Stewart General Dentistry, we have the treatment you need for just about any dental problem you face. But it’s much better for you and your family if we can help you avoid them in the first place!

The solution is preventive dentistry, including brushing twice a day, flossing once, and visiting our friendly Circleville, OH dental office every six months for dental exams and cleanings.  

It's important to us that you feel confident about the health of your smile. Dental problems like cavities, gum disease, and broken teeth can weigh you down and make it difficult to enjoy life fully. But you'll be happy to know that we can help you prevent many of them!

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

We recommend dental exams for your family every six months—more often if you have gum disease or a history of cavities. Your time is valuable, so we pack a lot into these routine checkups! First, we’ll chat with you to see how you and your family are doing and ask if you have any concerns or questions you’d like us to help you with. 

Next, our dentists perform a dental exam where we:

  • Note and record the condition of each tooth
  • Check any existing dental work
  • Look for signs of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Take routine dental x-rays as needed
  • Perform an oral cancer screening

It's important for our dentists in Circleville, OH to get a full picture of your oral health so they can provide the most appropriate care for you. For this reason, we take digital x-rays that allow us to look inside your teeth and under your gums to see areas that we wouldn't see just by looking in your mouth. Our dentists share your x-rays with you so we can point out problem areas so that you can understand what's wrong and why you need treatment.

Teeth Cleanings Help Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease often occurs because of a lack of proper brushing and flossing and missed dental appointments. In its early stages, we can usually treat it with a dental cleaning combined with your improved brushing and flossing habits.

If our dentists don't catch gum disease early on, your gums can start to pull away from your teeth, and without treatment, you may even begin to lose teeth. Research also shows a link between gum disease and many serious health problems, including heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.

Now you can see how critical it is to brush and floss your teeth! Visiting us for six-month dental cleanings gives us a chance to remove plaque and tartar that collects on your teeth and causes cavities and gum disease. After your cleaning, you’ll feel confident and happy that you're taking care of your oral health, and you’ll love the fresh feeling of clean teeth! 

Call Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment

Do you have a few dental problems that you would like us to help you with? Our friendly, caring team loves welcoming new patients to our dental family, and Drs. Ely, Dubos, and Stewart would be happy to meet with you to see how we can help.

Please call us at (740) 474-1900, and a friendly member of our team will be happy to schedule a dental appointment for you.