Preventive Dentistry in Conyers
Preserve Your Oral Health
Dr. Hodges, Dr. Amin, and the rest of our dental team strongly believe in the power of prevention when it comes to keeping teeth and gums in great shape. By discovering and treating potential dental problems early on, we can help our valued patients maintain healthier, happier smiles over the years and even save them time and cost that would otherwise be spent on more advanced procedures. Please contact our Conyers, GA practice today if you’d like to schedule the first appointment!
Checkups & Cleanings
Every patient, young and old, should be attending at least one regular appointment with our team every six months, or twice each calendar year. This visit gives us the chance to assess your oral health piece by piece – teeth, gums, bite, jaw, and more – so that we can catch any damage or other concerns that may have occurred since the last checkup and treat them accordingly, potentially saving you time and cost down the road.
A professional cleaning can also eliminate any accumulations of decay-causing plaque and tartar that have developed on the tooth enamel, leaving smiles nicely refreshed and polished.
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can threaten your oral health, your confident smile, and even your overall well-being over time. Thankfully, our doctors and team members are experts at discovering tell-tale signs of this infection at the earliest stages and treating it effectively with multiple therapy options.
Dental sealants are a simple but effective service that can help protect the most vulnerable areas of your smile – the chewing surfaces on the back teeth. These surfaces are home to deep pits and grooves where food particles like to accumulate over time, but sealants prevent this by covering the area with a tough, plastic-based substance. While our doctors are most likely to recommend sealants for young children who are still learning how to brush and floss at home, they can benefit patients of all ages.
Are you or a family member regularly participating in sports that involve physical contact? It’s important to remember to protect your vulnerable smile just as well as you do your head and knees during these games and events. Instead of using a lackluster “one size fits all” oral appliance from the sporting goods store, consider investing in a sportsguard from our practice that’s custom-made for your unique mouth. These high-quality devices provide added flexibility, increased comfort, and plenty of reliable durabilities.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) is a very common dental problem that can lead to worn-down tooth enamel, chronic jaw discomfort, and other unpleasant symptoms over time. What’s worse is that a majority of these cases only affect patients at night, which means they’re completely in the dark about what’s happening to their smile. Our team will be sure to draw attention to this type of damage if we see it during regular examinations, and we can provide a custom-made nightguard that’s designed to protect the teeth from harmful contact.
Did you know that most municipal water supplies in the United States have fluoride added to them? This is because research has shown over time that a positive correlation exists between drinking fluoridated water and having stronger, healthier teeth. You can also find this mineral in countless toothpaste and other oral hygiene products. Our team may recommend professional fluoride treatment for children and adults alike who look like they could benefit from an added boost of exposure.
Dental emergencies tend to be sudden, frightening and very inconvenient. If you or a loved one is experiencing a severe oral injury and/or discomfort, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Conyers office for the support you need. We do everything we can to see urgent cases as soon as possible and provide much-needed relief.
Our practice is always open to whole families, including the youngest members! Dr. Amin and Dr. Hodges offer several services that are a great fit for growing teeth and gums, and our team’s friendly, welcoming demeanor will be sure to help them feel comfortable here in no time. The earlier we can help your child form a positive relationship with dental care, the better chances are that they’ll be able to maintain a healthy, happy smile for life.