Preventive Dentistry – Louisville, KY
The Key to Dental Longevity
While Remmers Dental provides many advanced restorative dentistry treatments for repairing smile damage, we understand the importance of general dentistry for prevention. We’d rather help you maintain your healthy smile, which is why we encourage you to visit us for regular comprehensive dental care and education about how to best avoid the common oral health pitfalls you may encounter. Remmers Dental has provided exceptional general dentistry and more to Louisville, KY since 1966, and families from the community rely on our modern and technologically advanced care.
Our experienced general dentists, Dr. Stephen Remmers, Dr. Emily Brown, and Dr. Kenneth Remmers recommend patients visit us every six months. When you come in for dental cleanings and exams twice a year, you greatly improve your chances of avoiding major oral health problems like cavities, tooth infections, and gum disease. Tooth decay and gum disease are partially caused by plaque buildup on the teeth and below the gum line, and it can be impossible for even the most thorough patient to reach all the surfaces where plaque hides. That’s where our general dentistry checkups and hygiene visits come in. When you visit Remmers Dental in Louisville, KY, we’ll perform a complete cleaning, removing plaque and hardened tartar to reduce your risk of disease and decay.
Why Choose Remmers Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- A Very Friendly and Highly Trained Team
- Advanced Dental Technology and Treatments
- Fully Customized, Comfortable Mouthguards
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
We recommend that patients of all ages attend at least two checkups and cleanings each year. Even those who practice diligent homecare may fall victim to chronic issues or areas of decay that go unnoticed. Our team in Louisville, KY catches these problems at the earliest opportunity during routine appointments. This simplifies the patient’s treatment and helps them maintain a great smile through the years.
We provide protection against the constant threat of plaque. This sticky, bacteria-filled substance is constantly forming over teeth, and while regular oral hygiene can get rid of it, missed areas may start to accumulate a hard deposit of plaque known as tartar. Tartar can’t be removed through regular means which is why attending regular cleanings at Remmers Dental is so important. One of our talented hygienists professionally removes any trace of plaque and tartar from teeth and gums leaving your smile feeling refreshed.
For younger patients who are still learning to brush, their back teeth are particularly vulnerable to developing cavities. Their rough and pitted surfaces can easily trap plaque and tartar, plus it can be difficult for little hands to adequately clean them. Thankfully, we can protect growing smiles by applying a thin, protective barrier to these teeth called a dental sealant. Made of a clear, plastic-based material, this treatment only takes minutes to apply and can provide round-the-clock cavity prevention for years to come.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you often wake up with a sore jaw or a headache? Do your teeth look like they’ve been worn down flat? If so, then you may be suffering from bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding while you sleep. We can help you keep your smile protected by providing you with a custom-made nightguard. This small oral appliance fits comfortably over the teeth to prevent any harmful contact during the night, helping you rest easy.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
As any dentist will tell you, sports of any kind can be extremely dangerous for the teeth if they’re left unprotected. That’s why the team at Remmers Dental recommends that athletes of any age and level of play should always wear a mouthguard whenever they hit the field, mat, or court. We can provide patients with specially designed mouthguards just for their smiles, which will provide superior comfort and protection compared to a generic guard from the store.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer claims at least one life every hour here in the US, but it is actually quite treatable when detected and treated early. To keep our patients safe, we include a complete oral cancer screening with every routine checkup. During this procedure, we’ll use a special light called a VELscope that will help illuminate potentially cancerous tissues, enabling our team to spot problem areas that would normally be hidden from the naked eye.
Regular exposure to fluoride has been shown to drastically lower a person’s risk of developing cavities—it’s basically like lifting weights for your teeth, making the enamel stronger and more durable. We can provide a topical fluoride treatment for patients of all ages at their routine checkups to ensure they enjoy healthy smiles year round. It only takes a few minutes, is completely painless, and it’s proven to stop tooth decay in its tracks.
At-Home Hygiene Products
Listerine, Sensodyne, Colgate…there are an endless variety of oral health products out there, but which ones are best for you and your family? Our hygiene team would be happy to make a recommendation so you can make sure everyone in your household is getting the most out of their oral care routine. We can provide you with many popular products in-house, plus certain prescription strength ones that you won’t find on store shelves.
The team at Remmers Dental is ready to put your little one on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles! We have a variety of kid-friendly services that are specially designed to protect little smiles and ensure proper oral development, and our friendly team will treat your child like they are one of our own. From check-in to checkout, we’ll make sure they’re completely relaxed so both you and they never have to dread a trip to the dentist!
Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common and damaging dental problems in the world, and it’s even the number one cause of adult tooth loss here in the US! We screen for periodontal disease at every appointment, and if we spot even the smallest sign of infection, we’re able to offer proven treatments like deep cleanings and antibiotic therapy to attack and eliminate harmful bacteria at the source.