Preventive Care

At Westdale Dental, we continually emphasize the importance of preventive care for your dental health. We work closely with our patients to develop and implement a plan through education and treatment to maintain healthy teeth and mouth throughout a lifetime. Being proactive can help reduce the overall costs of dental treatment.

Habits such as brushing and flossing regularly, along with a well-balanced diet, are great ways to help you avoid dental disease at home.

Preventative care for dental treatment also includes:

  • Regular dental exams
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Sealants and fluoride treatments

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to establish a preventive dental treatment plan that is ideal for you.

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Teeth Cleaning

Dental hygiene from our dental practice is in a class of its own. We strive to set the example with our outstanding hygienists, advanced equipment, and comfortable care.

At Westdale Dental, you are the star of your hygiene appointment. Our dedicated team of hygienists, along with our dentists, evaluate your mouth and determine the best cleaning solution. When necessary, we assess and track the risk of periodontal (gum) disease.

With these proactive procedures, you stand a better chance of avoiding or preventing periodontal disease that affects teeth, bone, and gums. New research also shows periodontal disease may affect or influence other health concerns.

Each patient has a unique set of dental needs. With that in mind, we will customize the frequency and type of cleaning that will produce results and a healthier mouth.

After a hygiene cleaning from Westdale Dental, you will look forward to your next visit! We invite you to come in to see, feel, and experience the Westdale Dental difference.

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Periodontal Disease Treatment

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss. Most people who have the periodontal disease don’t even realize they have it because the disease is usually painless during the early stages. Regular visits with your dentist can lead to early detection before it becomes too serious.

How do you treat Periodontal Disease?

By properly brushing and flossing, eating a balanced diet, and regular dental visits, you can significantly reduce your risk of periodontal disease.

Our team of experts will check you for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment. The type and severity of the disease will dictate the appropriate course of action for treatment. As with any disease, the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat.

If the disease is caught in the early stages before damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. However, if it has progressed to the more advanced stages, an advanced deep cleaning treatment called scaling and root planing will likely be recommended. Scaling and root planing helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink.

Prevention and early detection of periodontal disease are key. Contact us to schedule your appointment.


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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevents cavities from occurring.  It’s an essential oral treatment that has been used for decades to support healthy enamel. Fluoride can be found naturally in your body, or in rocks, soil, plants, and water. For oral health, turn to toothpaste, mouthwash, and daily vitamins to find small doses of fluoride treatments.

Cavities occur when bacteria build up on your teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. If the plaque is not removed from your teeth, it will begin to break down the enamel layer and erode your teeth and gums. Fluoride, however, will make your enamel stronger to prevent damage caused by those bacteria found in food and drinks.

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