Preventive Dentistry Evansville, WI
Dr. Melanie White is happy to repair smiles of all ages, but she’d prefer to help you avoid dental problems. That’s why our team at Maple Grove Family Dental offers a variety of preventive services that make all the difference in your oral health protecting your teeth and gums from harm and allowing us to identify concerns when damage is minimal. We want to welcome your family to become the newest members of ours! Contact our Evansville, WI practice today to schedule your first appointment or if you have any questions for our team. New patients are always welcomed from the nearby areas of Albany, Oregon, Orfordville, Janesville, Brooklyn, Brodhead, and beyond.
Check-ups & Cleanings
Everyone should attend at least two check-ups a year at Maple Grove Family Dental. It allows our team to find problem areas and sources of discomfort as soon as possible saving you and your loved ones from severe damage down the road. Your routine examination will involve each tooth, gums, bite, existing restorations, and other important areas. Digital X-rays show us anything that’s hidden beneath the surface. Once Dr. White has the information she needs about your smile, she can sit down with you to discuss what treatment is needed and create a personalized treatment plan.
Visiting us for a scheduled cleaning every six months is also very important. Plaque is constantly forming on teeth increasing your chances of decay and hardening into more dangerous tartar deposits if left in place too long. Thankfully, we clear these areas away and leave your smile feeling polished with professional hygiene.
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) is a common condition in patients who suffer a lot of stress in their daily lives. In many cases, it occurs during sleep making it difficult to break the habit on your own. If Dr. White finds signs of bruxism during your routine check-up, she can recommend a customized nightguard as a way to minimize symptoms. When worn, this appliance will guard your teeth from the dangers of clenching and grinding keeping your smile safe through the night.
Children are always in a rush to get to the next fun thing, which is why their oral hygiene habits often leave something to be desired. It can also be difficult for them to effectively clean tricky areas like back molars, which have deep grooves that easily trap food. At Maple Grove Family Dental, our dental sealants provide these areas with the extra protection they need. We simply paint the plastic material over chewing grooves sealing the area shut and preventing bacteria from accumulating there. With proper care, sealants last up to 10 years, and adults can receive them too!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with oral cancer ever year in the U.S.? Out of this group, only around half survive another five years. This isn’t because oral cancer is particularly difficult to diagnose – it’s become most cases aren’t discovered until they’ve reached advanced stages. Here in Evansville, Dr. White is determined to lower this number with the help of routine oral cancer screenings using a state-of-the-art screening device – the Identafi 3000. By using a wavelength to distinguish certain characteristics of cancerous cells, we detect suspicious areas as soon as possible and help you through the diagnosis and treatment process as well.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions, and what’s worse, many patients aren’t aware they have it in the first place. Symptoms begin mildly, only to cause destructive consequences like infection and tooth loss if left untreated for too long. During your routine checkups, Dr. White and the rest of our team always keep a close eye out for symptoms of gum disease diagnosing your case and recommending treatment at the earliest stage.
We offer several therapy options depending on the severity of your case including an in-depth cleaning known as scaling and root planing and antibiotic therapy. Our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser also allows us to remove diseased tissue with exceptional precision, minimizing bleeding and discomfort.
We love hearing about our patients participating in their favorite sports, but the last thing you want to worry about when you’re out on the court or field is whether your smile will survive the game. A custom sportsguard from Dr. White can provide you or your child with protection during athletic events that could involve contact with other people or a hard surface. Instead of the lackluster one-size-fits-all models at the store, our team can create high-quality pressure laminated guards right here in-office for an outstanding fit allowing patients to talk, breathe, and concentrate as usual during their event. Existing patients at Maple Grove Family Dental get one for free!
Protecting Our Athletes: Free Sportsguards for New Patients!
Our Evansville dentist and team are dedicated to helping every member of the community achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. One way that we meet that goal is by offering free sportsguards for our athletes. These custom crafted guards protect patients’ smiles from impact during athletic competition. Additionally, these sportsguards are more comfortable than store bought varieties meaning athletes are more likely to consistently wear them. Visit our Evansville practice or contact us today to find out more about complimentary sportsguards.
Oral Hygiene Products
Great oral healthcare doesn’t end when you and your family leave our practice. Dr. White also wants patients, young and old, to maintain a strong hygiene routine at home. That’s why we offer several quality toothbrushes, mouthwashes, and other products that our team stands behind – in fact, we trust our own loved ones’ smiles with them. If you’re in need of recommendations, we’re happy to help!