Cleanings & Prevention

Cleanings & Prevention in St. Louis

There’s nothing more valuable than a healthy, natural smile. At the office of John C G’Sell D.D.S., M.A.G.D., we provide expert preventive services to help you protect your teeth and gums before significant problems arise. From thorough dental exams to first-rate cleanings and periodontics, we’ll take every step to help you preserve your natural smile for a lifetime.

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A beautiful, healthy smile does not just come naturally. It takes work to keep your smile looking great and your oral health at its best. However, no matter your age, brushing, and flossing alone is not enough to protect your smile. Preventive dentistry is the proactive approach of caring for your teeth to keep them strong, clean, and healthy. It helps you avoid cavities, enamel wear, and gum disease that can jeopardize your oral health.

Benefits of Visiting a Family Dentist

Some of our preventive services include:

  • Professional Cleanings
  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Sealants & Fluoride Treatment
  • Oral Hygiene Care Education

Preventive dentistry may not completely remove the need for a future filling, root canal therapy, or other treatment. However, it can reduce the likelihood of early tooth loss or expensive procedures by catching problems early.

Why Your Oral Health Matters

The earlier you begin to develop good daily habits, the better your oral health will be throughout your lifetime. It is essential to teach children proper brushing techniques as soon as they are old enough to brush their teeth on their own. Preventive care is also crucial for older adults even if they no longer have their natural teeth or wear dentures.

Research has shown that there is a systemic link between oral health and overall health. Having periodontal disease could increase the risk of developing serious health conditions. Be sure to talk to Dr. G’Sell to learn more about this potential health risk, especially if you already have or are predisposed to heart disease, respiratory conditions, or diabetes.