All great dental care begins with a solid preventative program to help your gums and teeth remain healthy. At Dr. Beth Kreider’s office, we place prevention at the very top of the care that we offer because prevention is the key to excellent oral health. We offer comprehensive preventative treatment to help you avoid common yet unnecessary dental conditions such as decay, tooth loss, and infection.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Dr. Beth Kreider takes the time to offer each of her patients a comprehensive exam at their routine dental appointments. During this exam, Dr. Kreider will do an oral cancer screening, examine the health of each tooth, and take periodontal measurements of your gums to ensure you are free from infection and other problems.
If she sees something that requires your attention, she will let you know promptly so that you can make a timely decision regarding treatment of your dental condition.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
When you visit our office for your routine preventative appointments, you will receive a professional teeth cleaning. Professional teeth cleanings help to remove the plaque and tartar between your teeth and below your gum line that you cannot reach with brushing and flossing alone.
No matter how diligent you are with your dental care, you cannot reach every area between your teeth and below your gum line. Leaving plaque and tartar on your teeth can cause decay, infection, or tooth loss.
Our professional dental cleanings, performed by a highly skilled dental hygienist will leave your mouth fresh, clean, and plaque free. Our hygienist is gentle and will make sure you are completely comfortable throughout your appointment.
The Latest in Preventative Technology
To assist Dr. Kreider with the early diagnosis of oral cancer, we use VELscope. VELscope is a special light used to detect not only oral cancer, but also the following conditions:
- Viral, fungal, or bacterial infections
- Squamous papillomas
- Salivary gland tumors
- Pre-cancer cells
Early detection and treatment is key to the successful treatment of oral cancer. By detecting cancer early, you may be able to avoid some of the more dramatic treatments.
To assist in early detection of decay, we utilize DIAGNOdent. DIAGNOdent is a special laser used to detect decay inside your tooth that may not be visible using traditional x-ray methods alone. DIAGNOdent registers readings that help Dr. Kreider determine how big your cavity is. That way, she can approach treatment appropriately.
At Dr. Beth Kreider’s office, we also use digital dental x-rays to diagnose decay, bone loss, and infection. Digital x-rays are very safe, reducing the amount of radiation by up to 90% of traditional film x-rays. Digital dental x-rays are among the lowest radiation x-rays in medicine today. We typically take x-rays once per year unless a problem arises. X-rays are still one of the most reliable methods of diagnosis and prevention.
Call for Your Next Preventative Exam
Are you looking for a dental office that focuses on prevention to keep you healthy? Call Dr. Beth Kreider’s Denver dental office for your next preventative exam. We look forward to meeting you and giving you the high quality dental care you deserve.