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Preventive Dentistry in Spartanburg, SC

Why Is Preventive Care Important?

Preventive care, such as six-month cleanings and oral exams, ensures your mouth is healthy all while keeping cavities and gum disease at bay. Routine appointments can also keep compounding issues from forming, saving you money in the long run. Learn more below, or contact us now to schedule an appointment in Spartanburg right away.

Preventative dentistry in Spartanburg

What To Expect At Your Preventive Care Appointment

Teeth cleanings and oral exams are at the heart of preventive care. Your teeth will be cleaned and examined by our Spartanburg team, and X-rays will be taken of your mouth if you’re a first-time patient.

Dr. Paul Gibas, Dr. John Dunbar, or Dr. Adam Brantley will also discuss your oral health history and overall health history with you to learn if you have any risk factors that may affect your health, such as smoking or tobacco use, diabetes, or a history of dry mouth.

After your appointment, you’ll be given a clean bill of health. Or, if your dentist notices any issues, he’ll discuss them with you, and then put together a custom treatment plan to restore your smile and your oral health. It’s just that simple.

Preventive Treatment Options

Teeth Cleanings & Oral Exams

To begin the process, your hygienist will scrape plaque and tartar away from your teeth. Then, your teeth will be professionally buffed and flossed to ensure they’re clean. This helps prevent stains, tooth decay, and gum disease. After that, one of our experienced Spartanburg dentists will examine your mouth and look for signs of any common oral health issues.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments use a special fluoride varnish, which is applied directly to your teeth after a cleaning. This helps attract minerals to your teeth, strengthening them and fighting back against cavities.

Dental Sealants

Sealants use a transparent, liquid dental resin that’s applied directly to your teeth to prevent cavities. When properly applied, the barrier formed by sealants can last up to 10 years.

Oral Cancer Screenings

We provide oral cancer screenings for all patients at our Spartanburg office, and we also offer biopsies. While oral cancer is rare, it often goes unnoticed by other doctors unless a dentist notices it early. Our oral cancer screenings provide you with valuable peace of mind, particularly if you are at a high risk due to issues like smoking or excessive sun exposure.

Dental patient smiles in Spartanburg

Periodontal Care

We offer a full range of periodontal care services at Skylyn Dental Associates, which can halt or reverse the progression of gum disease. The first step is scaling and root planing, also known as “deep cleaning.”

In this procedure, Dr. Paul Gibas, Dr. John Dunbar, or Dr. Adam Brantley will clean deeply between your teeth and gums to remove bacteria, and he will smooth out the roots of your teeth to prevent bacteria from collecting between your teeth and gums. 

Along with antibiotics, this treatment can resolve most cases of gingivitis and moderate gum disease. However, we also offer more advanced periodontal treatments for patients who may need further care. Contact our Spartanburg team for more information.