The Family Dental Center of Waterford now a part of The Lavender Dental Group

Preventative Dentistry

It might sound counterintuitive, but we don’t want you to spend any more time in our office than necessary—which is why we prioritize preventative dentistry! Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth healthy now in order to avoid plaque buildup, gum disease, cavities, and other dental problems in the future.

Taking comprehensive care of your teeth now is easier than it sounds, especially when you’ve got our great dental team as a resource! All of the following are preventative dentistry measures we offer here in our office for all our patients.


Brushing and flossing every day is the most important thing you can do for your dental health, but even people who brush and floss diligently should get regular cleanings at the dentist’s office. A professional cleaning can sanitize even the most hard-to-reach places between your teeth, and is a great way to double check that you’ve been brushing and flossing properly.


Dental health isn’t just about straight white teeth! X-rays are essential to making sure your jawbone and the roots of your teeth are healthy. We can also use x-rays to see our patients’ sinuses, bone density, and more. X-rays make sure that the internal workings of your teeth and jaws are just as healthy as their outer appearance.


You won’t have to worry about studying for your dental exam, although we recommend brushing and flossing beforehand. At your dental exam, our team will check your teeth and gums for cavities, plaque buildup, and any signs of other dental problems that might be on the horizon. Thanks to these exams, we can stop any issues before they have time to develop.


We provide fluoride treatments that will strengthen your teeth and make them more resilient to plaque, acids, and sugars. After a fluoride treatment, your teeth are better equipped to combat cavities as well as other forms of wear and tear. With fluoride, your teeth last longer! Fluoride treatments are safe for all patients above the age of 8.


One of the most important aspects of preventative dentistry is education. Even individuals who care about their dental health need the right education to treat their teeth properly, and we are here to help! We instruct our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, and we give them the resources they need to keep themselves healthy.

Preventative Care Now Means Healthy Teeth in the Future

It’s never been easier to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about preventative dentistry!

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