Preventative Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry in Holyoke, MA

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Your smile deserves the best preventative dental care from dentists like Dr. Eric Chen, who prioritize your long-term oral health and overall wellness. Regular preventative dentistry isn’t just crucial for maintaining your beautiful smile — it also lays the foundation for a lifetime of whole-body health. 

As a result, routine preventative dental services with our Holyoke, MA, dentists can save you money, time, and pain from extensive dental procedures in the future. Call Holyoke Mall Dental at (413) 538-7400 to discover the benefits of our preventative dentistry services in Holyoke, MA. 

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

There are numerous advantages to keeping up with preventative dental care:

  • Early detection of dental problems like cavities, gum disease, oral cancer
  • Prevention of costly restorative treatments down the road
  • Maintenance of a healthy, beautiful smile
  • Improved bodily health by stopping oral infections
  • Save money by avoiding complex dental work
  • Protect your natural teeth for life

Our Preventative Dentistry Services

Dental Exams and Checkups

Dental exams and checkups are vital to maintaining optimal oral health. Frequent professional oversight of your oral hygiene can prevent common oral health problems, such as:

  • Tooth decay 
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Tooth infections

Your Holyoke preventive dentist will ensure you receive the best preventative care possible as we meticulously check for even the most subtle signs of dental disease. 

Pediatric Dentistry

Your little ones can also benefit from early oral health exams and preventative care with our pediatric dentistry services. Our pediatric dentists recommend you bring your child in for their first dental appointment when you can see their first tooth above the gum line or no later than their first birthday.

During this appointment, we’ll examine their gums, teeth, cheeks, and throat for signs of oral health issues. We’ll also gently clean your kids’ teeth, providing advice about how to keep their oral hygiene comfortable and healthy. As they grow, we’ll monitor their jaw development using periodic digital X-rays. This state-of-the-art technology helps us identify any orthodontic problems before they start!

Professional Teeth Cleanings

Along with daily brushing and flossing, you can prevent plaque, tartar, and bacteria buildup by visiting our Holyoke dentists for professional teeth cleanings. During these appointments, we’ll clean your teeth with specialized dental tools that efficiently remove harmful plaque and tartar. These tools allow us to clean deeper into your gums and between your teeth, than you usually can at home. 

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a protective shield for your teeth, preventing decay by closing off pits and fissures that could harbor harmful bacteria. They can protect your teeth from potentially harmful dental issues, such as cavities and tooth decay.

While many dentists use these non-invasive treatments for children’s newly erupted permanent teeth, dental sealants can help patients of any age keep cavities away. We’ll use a personalized, tooth-colored liquid solution that hardens into a smooth shell over your tooth enamel, giving you a stunning smile that’s protected.

Tooth Extractions

While our Holyoke dentists do everything they can to save your natural teeth, certain situations require us to remove a tooth. Our dentists may recommend a tooth extraction for the following reasons:

  • Impacted or dysfunctional wisdom teeth
  • Severely damaged or decayed teeth
  • Dental trauma
  • A temporary tooth that fails to erupt
  • Advanced periodontal disease

We’ll do everything in our power to ensure extraction is painless, using a local anesthetic or one of our dental sedation options. 

Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal (gum) disease is an uncomfortable condition that can result in permanent oral health problems such as tooth loss, receding gumlines, and tooth decay if left untreated. It’s caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar, which causes pockets to form beneath your gums. These pockets harbor bacteria and allow infections to thrive.

We’ll use an array of specialized tools to treat your gum disease in Holyoke. Scaling and root planing are commonly used procedures that help us remove the bacteria and keep it away from your sensitive tooth roots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Start Your Preventive Care at Holyoke Mall Dental 

You’ll love the confidence you gain in your smile with regular preventative dental care at Holyoke Mall Dental. Our dentists and dental team will do everything to find the perfect treatment for your dental health needs and protect your whole family from oral health problems.

If you’re looking to start your preventative dental care with our team of dentists, call our Holyoke office at (413) 538-7400 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We’re proud to provide top-rated preventive services in the Greater Springfield area, including Westfield, Southampton, South Hadley, and nearby Western MA communities.