Preventative Dentistry

Lebanon Preventative Dentistry

A Proactive Approach to Oral Health

At Cartwright Dental, we take a proactive approach to dental health with preventative dentistry in Lebanon. We offer regular dental exams, teeth cleaning, sleep apnea and snoring screening, and dental x-rays to provide our patients with a better outcome and less expensive dental procedures. Our office is equipped with the latest diagnostic technology to help us detect problems easily and accurately.

Please contact us at (765) 334-4423 to schedule an appointment for a Lebanon dental cleaning and examination.

How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?

Professional dental examinations and cleanings are recommended at least twice a year. Preventative dentistry is an essential part of maintaining oral health.

New Patient Exams in Lebanon

We provide preventative dentistry in Lebanon to help you maintain good oral health. At your first visit to our office, we will perform a comprehensive dental exam to evaluate your oral health.

Our comprehensive dental exams include:

  • Diagnostic x-rays to detect tooth decay, bone loss, cysts, tumors, and the position of the teeth and roots
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease evaluation to check for signs of periodontal disease
  • Checking for tooth decay with special instruments
  • Examination of any existing fillings, crowns, or other restorations

Our comprehensive dental exam provides valuable information about the current state of your oral health. You will be informed about any problems and shown photographs of cracks, cavities, and other oral health problems. Dr. Cartwright takes the time to explain the condition of your teeth and create a plan to treat any issues.

Lebanon Dental Cleanings

Daily brushing and flossing are important for healthy teeth and gums but not sufficient alone. Professional dental cleanings are essential for removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. In our office, dental cleanings are performed by our Registered Dental Hygienists.

During professional Lebanon dental cleanings, we:

  • Perform a full periodontal exam
  • Remove calculus (tartar) which is hardened plaque
  • Remove plaque from above and below the gumline
  • Polish the teeth

Professional dental cleanings in Lebanon should be done at least twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. If there are signs of periodontal disease, you may need a deeper cleaning or more frequent cleanings. We will discuss any problems discovered during your exam and provide tips on keeping your teeth and gums healthy at home.

Protecting Teeth with Sealants

Tooth decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The deep grooves in the teeth allow bacteria and food particles to accumulate, which causes tooth decay. Sealants are a valuable part of preventative dentistry in Lebanon. This treatment is effective for protecting these vulnerable tooth surfaces from decay. Sealants should be applied to the teeth soon after they have erupted to ensure maximum protection.

Dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The process is fast, easy, and can be completed just after a regular cleaning. The process involves placing a special gel on the teeth that will be treated, rinsing, and drying the tooth. The sealant is then painted onto the surface and a special light is used to harden the sealant.

Contact our office today at (765) 334-4423 to schedule an appointment for Lebanon preventative dentistry.

Why Choose Us?

We Connect With You
  • Flexible Availability

    We provide our patients with options for their appointments and work with their availability.

  • Dental Solutions for the Whole Family

    Our specially trained team has created an office environment that is family-friendly.

  • Patient-Focused Treatments

    Our team of experts will work with you to create a plan that will solve all dental needs.

  • Affordability That Works for You

    We are here to help all patients by providing a variety of financing options and payment plans.

Patient Reviews

Say It with a Smile!
  • “I really appreciate the care I get from your office. All of you are more interested in my comfort, anxiety level, and care first.”

    - Brenda W.
  • “The diagnosis treatment was handled in a clear easy to understand manner. Everyone conducted themselves in a safe, friendly but professional manner. I felt welcomed and appreciated.”

    - John W.
  • “The visit was very pleasant. The whole staff is great and welcoming. Dr. Cartwright is very knowledgeable and makes you feel at ease.”

    - Patient
  • “Dr. Cartwright was very personable and very professional. Sound advice and very glad I followed his recommendation. The procedure was done quickly and without undue pain.”

    - Patient
  • “So thankful for Dr. Cartwright and his willingness to see me during this COVID outbreak. He explained everything thoroughly, gave me options, and let me decide what I wanted.”

    - Lora O.
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