Bowie Preventive Dentist
Helping Families Maintain Healthy Smiles
When it comes to your oral health, prevention is key. That’s why we focus on preventive dentistry care for every patient who comes to our Bowie dental office. Professional dental cleanings and regular dental exams can help us stop problems early, keeping you healthy and avoiding costly and uncomfortable dental work down the road.
What preventive dentistry options do we offer?
- Regular dental hygiene visits every six months
- Complete dental exams to check for signs of decay or disease
- Custom athletic mouthguards to prevent sports injuries
- Children’s dentistry care including sealants and fluoride
- Nightguards to prevent damage from bruxism (teeth grinding)
Regular hygiene visits can mean the difference between keeping your smile for life and being fitted for dentures later on. At-home care, including brushing twice a day and flossing at least once, is essential, but twice annual professional cleanings are also necessary to remove stuck on tartar when your regular hygiene routine isn’t enough. Overtime, plaque hardens into dental calculus, which is commonly referred to as tartar. Calculus can only be removed during a professional cleaning, and left untreated, can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. At hygiene appointments for kids, we can even provide dental sealants or fluoride treatments to help defend and strengthen their developing teeth.
Complete dental exams at Ambiance Dental Spa utilize state-of-the-art digital imaging to help us detect and prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. Like traditional X-rays, digital scans allow our practice to view and evaluate patients’ dentition to assist in planning ongoing treatment. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital scans expose patients to 90% less radiation and are immediately available for view on chairside screens. Digital X-rays also provide a higher quality image, allowing our team to detect and treat dental issues sooner.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is responsible for one death every hour, yet many people still believe that if they don’t drink alcohol, smoke or chew tobacco, or expose themselves to excessive amounts of sun, they won’t get oral cancer. While these behaviors increase the risk for throat, mouth, and lip cancers respectively, more than 25% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer engage in none of these high risk behaviors. At each of your regular checkups, Dr. Hightower will conduct an oral cancer screening in order to detect any possible signs at the earliest stages.
Dental Hygiene & Cleanings
An ounce of preventive dentistry is worth a pound of cure. Don’t let oral health problems go unchecked. In addition to cleanings and dental examinations, Dr. Hightower will screen for periodontal disease, bruxism, TMJ dysfunction, and other dental issues during your six month checkup. Visit Dr. Hightower at Ambiance Dental Spa regularly, so you can keep smiling. And remember: Nothing beats receiving your preventive dental care in the spa-like environment of Ambiance Dental Spa.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment
Let us help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve here in Bowie, MD! Contact Ambiance Dental Spa today to schedule an appointment and receive exceptional preventive care in an environment where you can feel truly at ease. We also welcome new patients from Greenbelt, Goddard, Lanham, Crofton, Glenn Dale, and beyond.