Whether you’re a busy parent or young professional who’s constantly working, the one thing you probably don’t have time for is a dental problem. They only pop up when they’re least expected, are usually painful, and can often be expensive to fix. Thankfully, preventive dentistry in McMinnville, OR is specifically designed to stop common issues before they ever start, leading to better oral health, saved time, and lower dental bills in the process! To schedule your next appointment so we can safeguard your smile, give us a call today.
When you come to see us for your checkup and cleaning, we won’t simply rush you out of the chair so we can get the next patient in. Dr. Ramsay will meticulously examine your mouth so she can find any minor decay or damage and take care of it before it causes a major headache. Our hygiene team will also remove bacteria-filled plaque and tartar from the hard-to-reach corners of your mouth, giving you luxuriously smooth and healthy teeth!
If a person is going to develop a cavity, it most likely will be on their back teeth. Their location makes them quite tricky to brush, and their rough surfaces easily trap decay-inducing plaque and bacteria. With a dental sealant, however, we can place a thin layer of dental plastic over these teeth to create an invisible barrier. This blocks anything from settling on the enamel and breaking it down. Sealants only take a few minutes to apply but can easily last for 10 years or more.
Do your teeth look worn down like you’ve been chewing on nothing but ice for hours a day? Is your jaw usually sore in the morning? If so, then you might be grinding your teeth while you sleep, which is a condition called bruxism. To help your smile stay safe while you slumber, Dr. Ramsay can give you a custom-made mouthpiece called a nightguard. Designed to fit comfortably over the teeth, this small appliance keeps the upper and lower rows separated to prevent any harmful contact.
Most people realize they need a mouthguard only after they find themselves picking up one of their teeth off the court or field. Fortunately, you can avoid an athletic mishap of your own by getting a custom-made mouthguard from Evans Street Dental. Unlike the guards you’ll find in stores or online, ours are specially-designed for each patient, meaning they offer premier comfort and protection you just can’t get from a generic appliance. They’re especially helpful for young athletes too!
During your routine exams, in addition to cavities and gum disease, we’ll also keep an eye out for any sores or lesions that could indicate oral cancer. Early detection is the key to successful treatment, so by coming to see us on a regular basis, we can make sure this disease doesn’t have the chance to sneak up on you. Should we find anything suspicious during your checkup, we’ll help you get a diagnosis and begin treatment (if needed) right away.
Fluoride is nature’s gift to your smile! When this mineral is exposed to the teeth, it actually builds up the enamel and lowers a person’s risk for developing decay. We’ll coat your teeth in a concentrated fluoride solution after every cleaning, giving you a tremendous boost of cavity protection that will last all the way until your next routine visit. This treatment can even fix small spots of minor decay and reverse the cavity-creation process!
Evans Street Dental has always welcomed growing smiles through our doors, and we’ve been around so long that many of our child patients are now bringing their own children to come see us! We recommend that children should have their first dental appointment right after their first tooth has appeared. We’ll help your little one feel right at home as we protect them from cavities, safeguard their oral development, and show them the best ways to take care of their smile for life.