Proactive & Preventive Care
At Beiting Dental, we believe that healthy teeth and gums are two cornerstones of an exceptional smile. For this reason, Dr. Katherine Beiting and our experienced team offer an expansive array of proactive and preventive dentistry options designed to enhance your oral health while helping you keep your teeth beautiful and bright. From routine cleanings to oral cancer screenings to dental emergencies, our advanced treatments and services can help you address current issues, prevent future complications, and identify early concerns that may worsen over time if left untreated.
To learn more about our proactive and preventive dental care options for the entire family, we invite you to read the descriptions outlined below. If you have any questions, or if you wish to schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Family Dental Care
Our practice is dedicated to providing an unprecedented level of dental care for all ages. Customized for children, teens, adults, and elderly patients, our family dentistry treatments and procedures can keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful while helping you establish excellent dental habits for years to come.
Although daily brushing and flossing is essential to maintaining optimal oral health, these important dental habits do not typically remove all harmful plaque and bacteria on their own. Often performed in conjunction with oral exams, professional dental cleanings with our ultrasonic technology can remove stubborn plaque buildup and surface stains that withstand at-home hygiene efforts, effectively providing a vital extra step in the prevention of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. Following a thorough dental cleaning, our experienced team can also recommend tips for how to improve your daily oral care routine, helping you to keep your teeth and gums in prime condition in between visits.
At Beiting Dental, we encourage you to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a routine oral exam. During this time, our skilled and friendly dental hygienists will conduct a thorough examination of the inside of your mouth using digital x-ray technology, and if any issues are detected, Dr. Beiting will recommend an appropriate treatment plan to safely and effectively address the concern while preventing it from becoming worse. Depending on your unique needs, your oral exam may also include a professional dental cleaning, as well as a blood pressure screening, oral cancer screening, periodontal health assessment, and proper hygiene instruction.
Oral cancer can be a life-threatening health risk, though when detected early, treatment is often successful. In fact, studies show that early diagnosis and treatment can result in an 80-90% survival rate. For this reason, we place a large emphasis on oral cancer screenings at our practice, often incorporating them into routine exams and dental cleanings. To help increase your chance of early detection, we recommend a minimum of two oral cancer screenings per year, and that you immediately consult with Dr. Beiting should you notice any irregularities in between visits. Ultimately, oral cancer does not generally display signs to the naked eye in its earliest stages, making it all the more vital that you receive regular examinations.
While fluoride rinses are typically associated with young children, routine fluoride treatments can be an effective solution for helping to prevent cavities and tooth decay in patients of all ages. At Beiting Dental, fluoride treatments can be added to oral exams, dental cleanings, and a variety of other general care options to help optimize your oral health.
Dental sealants can be a quick and effective treatment for helping to prevent cavities and decay from forming on the back teeth. By securing a strong, tooth-colored material to the surface of the affected tooth, harmful bacteria is blocked from accumulating in the deep crevices and grooves where cavities most often develop. At our practice, sealants are available for both children and adults.
With patient safety held in the highest regard, Beiting Family Dentistry employs inclusive infection control and precautions to provide you and your family with high-quality dental services in cleanest, most disease-free environment possible. All members of our team strictly follow dental safety standards, and we utilize top-of-the-line equipment to sterilize our equipment and disinfect all countertops and surfaces. In addition, we wear gloves and face masks during treatment, as well as use disposable materials whenever possible.
Dental emergencies can occur anytime, anywhere. If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency – such as a chipped or broken tooth, severe pain, infection, etc. – Dr. Beiting and our skilled team will do everything in our power to provide immediate care and help you safely and effectively address your concern in a timely manner.
For all dental emergencies, please call (859) 341-2234.
Contact Beiting Dental
If you are interested in any of our proactive and/or preventive dental care services and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beiting, please feel free to contact our office today.