Routine family dentistry appointments are an easy and effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Cottage Grove Dental Care in Marion, Iowa, general, cosmetic, and Invisalign dentists Connie A. Miller, DDS, Matthew Sieverding, DDS, and the team offer family dentistry to people of all ages, including children, seniors, people with special needs, and wheelchair users. Call Cottage Grove Dental Care or use the online booking feature today to make a family dentistry appointment.
Family dentistry provides preventive and general oral health care to people of all ages and abilities. If you or your child have concerns about your teeth or gums, it’s crucial to undergo an exam. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the issue from worsening, ensuring your smile stays healthy and problem-free.
The team at Cottage Grove Dental Care offers a wide range of family dentistry services, including:
Digital X-rays capture photos of your jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth). X-rays help your provider identify underlying problems invisible to the eye, like damage to the tooth pulp, deep decay, and bone loss.
A dental cleaning removes plaque (a film of food particles, saliva, and bacteria) from beneath your gums and the surfaces of your teeth. It’s important to schedule regular dental cleanings even if you brush and floss daily. Doing so reduces your risk of tooth loss, cavities, and gum disease.
During an oral cancer screening, your Cottage Grove Dental Care provider looks at your tongue, gums, and cheeks for abnormal growths or abscesses. They collect a biopsy for testing if anything appears out of the ordinary.
Over 47% of people 30 and older have gum disease. Routine screenings can identify an infection early on and prevent it from worsening.
Nutritional counseling educates you on eating healthy meals and snacks. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet makes you less likely to develop cavities and other oral issues.
Fluoride treatment is an outpatient procedure that helps strengthen your tooth enamel. During the procedure, your Cottage Grove Dental Care provider applies a fluoride solution to the surfaces of your teeth. After the fluoride dries, it helps prevent tooth decay.
Some children get cavities more easily than others. If your child has tooth decay, the team might recommend sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that cover your child’s tooth enamel. They block out harmful bacteria, preventing decay.
Yes. The team at Cottage Grove Dental Care regularly accepts new family dentistry patients. To accommodate busy schedules, they even offer same day dentistry. If you or your child need to schedule oral health care, contact the team immediately.
Call Cottage Grove Dental Care and request a family dentistry appointment, or book online today.