Preventive Dentistry in Ruston
Preserve Your Smile & Oral Health
Keeping your teeth and gums in optimal shape is an important part of your overall health. At the office of Dr. Patrick Stuckey in Ruston, we focus on preventive care and education because this is the best way to empower patients to take control of their dental health. We are dedicated to helping patients avoid dental issues and we use modern equipment to identify areas of concern during your regular six-month cleanings. Call today for a preventive appointment and to ensure that any small issues are caught before they become bigger problems!
Keep Your Smile Bright
Six-Month Hygiene & Dental Cleanings
Routine cleanings and exams are the best way to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums and help you avoid common issues. These appointments will help remove surface stains and keep your smile looking great, and they will also help prevent issues like cavities and gum disease. In addition, your regular six-month appointment gives Dr. Stuckey the chance to perform a comprehensive oral exam and look for signs of other concerning health problems, such as oral cancer. Using the latest tools and techniques, we make it convenient, comfortable, and easy to get the preventive care you need.
Avoid Tooth Decay
Fluoride treatments consist of a fluoride-rich solution that is “painted” onto your teeth. Fluoride is a natural mineral that has the unique ability to strengthen and remineralize tooth enamel, so timely fluoride treatments can reverse the damage of decay and restore your smile.
Prevent Cavity Formation
Dental sealants are often recommended for cavity-prone patients and they are typically applied to your rear teeth. Sealants are made of a special, clear dental resin that is applied to your teeth in liquid form, then hardened with a UV light. Once it hardens, the resin creates a strong barrier that prevents food particles, bacteria, and acid from directly contacting the enamel of your teeth. In turn, this prevents cavities. Sealants take only a few minutes to apply and can help prevent cavities for up to 10 years.
Prevent and Reverse Gum Disease
Periodontal Care in Ruston
It has been estimated that nearly half of American adults are affected by gum disease. Proper periodontal care is required to prevent minor cases of gum disease (gingivitis) from progressing into an irreversible case of periodontitis. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing gum disease, but brushing and flossing alone may not be enough to reverse the condition. At the office of Dr. Patrick Stuckey, we offer procedures like scaling and root planing, as well as other treatments to help remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from between your gums and teeth. With proper periodontal care, you can reverse the effects of minor gum disease and halt the progression of more serious cases.