Here at Water's Edge Dental in Boise, ID we want all of our patients to have a super healthy mouth, which is why we offer so many fabulous preventive procedures. It’s no secret that preventing illness is a much more cost-effective solution than trying to fix an oral health concern that has already formed. Patient education is a very important part of our preventive practice because we know that our patients don’t want to deal with oral health issues. When you feel empowered and educated on how to take great care of your teeth, you will! Check out some of our preventive dental offerings below.
Cleanings & Exams
Professional cleanings and examinations should be a regular part of your oral hygiene routine. We recommend that our patients come in to see us at least twice a year so that we can address oral health issues as they arise. We will thoroughly clean your teeth, making sure to hit all the hard-to-reach areas that you might miss when you brush and floss. During the examinations, we make sure that your teeth and mouth are healthy and free of oral health concerns. We always check for early signs of cavities and oral cancer.
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We understand how hard it can be to get your child to come to the dentist without a fight. For that reason, we have gone to great lengths to make our office inviting, and our staff is always willing to give kids a walkthrough to put them at ease. Providing quality dental care to kids is something that we take very seriously here at Water's Edge Dental. Baby teeth are vital, even though they aren’t with us for our whole life they set the stage for the permanent teeth, which is quite important.
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Gum Disease Therapy
Gum disease is a condition that affects many millions of Americans each year and can lead to very serious oral health issues. Gum disease is not always easy to detect, so it’s important that you brush and floss twice a day and come in for regular dental cleanings and exams. We can prevent gum disease and even if you are diagnosed with the early stages of the disease, we can often reverse it.
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Sealants & Fluoride
Dental sealants are a great way to protect your teeth for many years from the bacteria that live in your mouth. The chewing surfaces of your molars have lots of fissures and valleys that become so narrow that even the bristles of your toothbrush cannot fit into the space to clean it. A dental sealant is a long-lasting shield that we paint onto these fissures that protects them from this kind of bacterial buildup.
Fluoride is a great way to keep the enamel on your teeth happy and healthy through a process known as remineralization. We provide professional fluoride treatments to anyone who requests it.
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Night Guards & Sports Guards
Our teeth are very hard and durable, in-fact they are so rugged that very few things pose a risk to them. They can work against each other when you grind your teeth or in the event of a blow to the face. Night time teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common cause of tooth damage and can be prevented with a night guard. Similarly, sports and outdoor activities can be a source of damage to your teeth. We can fit you for a custom sports guard that will prevent your teeth from damage when you receive a blow to the face.
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Taking steps to protect your oral health is an important move to make when it comes to ensuring that your life is a healthy one. After all, a mouth that suffers from ill-health or other issues is one that might impede your ability to speak, eat, or swallow. With that in mind, our dentists work hard to keep your teeth strong and healthy, and firmly in place right where they belong – in your mouth. Sometimes, however, be it due to injury, decay, or infection, a tooth must be removed from your mouth. When that happens, Water’s Edge Dental is proud to offer experienced tooth extraction services.
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