Has it been more than six months since your last dental checkup and cleaning? Our team hopes to welcome you in for this important care sooner rather than later. Your teeth require consistent maintenance to stay healthy and functional over the years, and preventing common dental problems is the best way to enjoy a beautiful, confident smile as well. At Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, we place a large amount of emphasis on patient education and proper homecare, which leads to better overall wellbeing. Our team looks forward to leading you through this treatment process and providing preventive care that makes a positive difference in your life. Contact our Colorado Springs, CO practice today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment.
There are two important things to remember about your preventative dental care:
Two checkups and cleanings each year are all you need to achieve a healthy and strong smile that’s free of decay and damage. At these appointments, Dr. Gasper will not only examine your teeth, but your gums, jaw, bite, and surrounding oral structures to make sure that everything is in good shape. Regular checkups ensure that a small problem doesn’t have the chance to turn into a big one. And, our hygienists will have a chance to remove any harmful plaque or tartar from your teeth, targeting those hard to reach areas that are too small for your brush and floss.
The back teeth are very wide and grooved, which makes them ideal for chewing and breaking down food, but unfortunately, they are also particularly susceptible to developing cavities, as food particles and plaque can easily become trapped on them. Dental sealants can help protect these teeth by placing a thin, clear barrier over them that is made of BPA-free plastic. They only take minutes to apply and can provide years of reliable cavity prevention.
Dental injuries are very common for a wide variety of sports, contact or otherwise. Most professional athletes have had to get their teeth fixed at one point or another! To ensure that you or your child’s smile stays safe on the field, mat, or court, Dr. Gasper can provide you with a custom-made mouthguard. Unlike a bulky generic mouthguard, his are always custom-made for each patient’s unique teeth, leading to a more comfortable fit and better protection at the same time.