Professional Preventative Dentistry at Gary L. Griffin, DMD
What Is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative dentistry involves establishing habits that will keep your teeth healthy help you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. During your regular visit at Gary L. Griffin, DMD, your dental hygienist will point out any issues that you may be having with your oral hygiene. Your hygienist will perform a cleaning, dental exam, an oral cancer exam, and take any necessary X-rays. We will also evaluate the appearance of your teeth and recommend any aesthetic procedures that will enhance your smile, such as cosmetic or orthodontic procedures. Since we began serving patients in St. Matthews, Kentucky as well as the surrounding areas, our goal has been a whole body health approach.
What You Can Do to Prevent Tooth Decay
Establishing at-home oral hygiene habits is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing after eating will help to remove plaque and decay. Plaque is difficult to remove and the best at-home habits may not be enough to keep it a bay. This is why it is so important to schedule regular dental visits and allow our trained staff of oral hygienists to catch any problems that may be lurking before they become serious.
How Can Gary L. Griffin, DMD Help
Here at Gary L. Griffin, DMD, we provide a wide array of preventative care. Here are some of the services that we provide to our value patients in St. Matthews, , and , Kentucky:
- Airfloss by Phillips Sonicare
- Custom Mouthguards
- Occlusal Night Guards
- Oral B Toothbrush
- Oral Cancer Detection using OralID
- Oral Cancer Detection using Trimira Identafi
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Silver Diamine Flouride
- Sonicare Toothbrush
- Under Armor Mouthguards
Help Us Help You Take Care of Your Teeth!
Our recommendation is to visit Gary L. Griffin, DMD twice a year for regular cleanings and preventive treatments. When you do this, we can detect any problems early, when they are much easier (and less costly) to fix.
If you live in St. Matthews, Kentucky and do not have an appointment scheduled, please reach out to us by calling 502.473.1800 or sending us an email. Here at Gary L. Griffin, DMD, we’re excited to help keep you healthy and happy!