Preventive Dentistry for Families in Van Wert, OH
Checkups and Hygiene Services from Westwood Family Dental
At Westwood Family Dental in Van Wert, OH, we offer checkups and hygiene appointments for you and your family. The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup and/or hygiene appointment. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and dental issues. Our dentists will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
During your professional hygiene appointment, our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. At our Van Wert dental practice, we prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease. However, if you develop periodontal problems, Westwood Family Dental is here to help you.
By looking for trouble every six months, the professionals at our Van Wert dental practice can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. At Westwood Family Dental, we’ll create treatment plans for all of these issues, and help you restore oral health and smile beauty.
Advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for American adults, and oral cancer causes more than 35,000 deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled. Children as young as two should visit our Van Wert office for their first visits. By age four or five, your child should have regular checkups every six months.