Preventive Dentistry – Rocky Hill, CT

Maintaining Excellent Oral Health

Everyone in your family should be brushing and flossing their teeth twice a day to keep their smiles free of plaque. This routine will help reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, but of course even the best oral care isn’t complete without routine dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Has it been six months since your family has been to the dentist? Call Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill to set up an appointment for preventive dentistry in Rocky Hill, CT with Dr. Rachel or Dr. Mike that will leave everyone grinning.

Why Choose Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Comfortable and Family-Friendly Atmosphere
  • Very Friendly and Highly Experienced Clinical Staff
  • Pillows, Headphones, and Other Relaxing Amenities

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings 

Dentist providing preventive dentistry checkup and teeth cleaning

Our team will take a close look at your mouth to see if there are signs of cavities and gum disease. It’s important to find such issues as early as possible so that they can be resolved with more conservative treatments. We can also identify the areas where you haven’t been brushing as well and remove any plaque or tartar that has built up; we can then give you some tips for improving your oral hygiene routine.

Fluoride Treatment

Dental patient receiving fluoride treatment

You’ve probably heard of fluoride being added to your drinking water and your toothpaste. It can contribute to stronger enamel that does not decay as easily, thus lowering the risk of cavities. During your examination, we may find that you aren’t getting enough fluoride. If that happens, we’re likely to recommend a quick, painless treatment where we apply a super-concentrated fluoride gel directly to your teeth. This is often an important treatment for children who have smiles that are still developing.

Custom Nightguards for Teeth Grinding

Closeup of dental patient placing nightguard for teeth grinding

When you’re stressed or anxious, you could be grinding your teeth at night without realizing it. If this goes on for too long, the enamel protecting your teeth will become weaker until it eventually cracks or breaks. You can keep your smile safe from further damage by wearing a mouthguard, but the appliances you pick up at the store won’t be designed to fit your unique mouth. It’s best to get a custom mouthguard from your dentist if you want optimal comfort and protection.

Oral Cancer Screening

Dentist performing oral cancer screening

Oral cancer has been heavily linked to tobacco, alcohol use, and a number of other risk factors. However, many people who get the disease don’t have any known risk factors, so no matter who you are, you need to be aware of the possible dangers. We include an oral cancer screening as part of every regular checkup that we perform so that our patients can have unusual lumps and patches properly examined in a timely manner.