Preventive Dentistry/Oral Hygiene

Regular checkups at the dentist’s office as well as professional cleanings are important for maintaining oral health. Our team is committed to keeping your smile bright and healthy. We work to prevent problems that can be avoided with proper dental attention, including cavities, infections, and decay. If you are interested in learning more about preventive care, please give us a call. We look forward to helping you reach optimal oral health.

Oral Hygiene

We are committed to helping you maintain long-lasting dental health. Achieving a bright, healthy smile requires more than care from your dentist; you must also maintain a routine of good oral hygiene habits. Some of these habits include:

  • Brushing
  • Flossing
  • Healthy Diet

If you have questions about maintaining your dental health, please don’t hesitate to ask us. We are prepared to give you the information you need to take charge of your dental health so you can enjoy a bright, beautiful smile.

Preventive Cleanings

Dental cleanings differ from your at-home dental routine of brushing and flossing. During your dental cleaning our dental hygienists include:

  • Removal of plaque to prevent gum inflammation and periodontal disease
  • Removal of calculus (tartar) formed from plaque to prevent gingivitis
  • Teeth polishing to remove stains and plaque

It is important that your teeth are regularly cleaned. Effective removal of plaque and calculus can only be done in a dentist office with the use of ultrasonic tools and specialized instruments.

Children’s Dentistry

Here at Nixa Family Dental Center, we offer dentistry for children starting at birth through adolescence. We strive to teach children good preventative techniques in order to establish healthy habits and ensure healthy, beautiful teeth in the adult years.  Preventing tooth decay is the main focus of our pediatric dentistry.

If you have questions about your child’s dental health, please feel free to give our office a call.  One of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you.