Preventive Dentistry – Guilderland, NY
Protecting Your Smile & Much More
With preventive dentistry, we cannot only protect you and your loved ones from cavities and gum disease, but we can also seriously lower your risk for general health issues, including diabetes and heart disease. Oral and overall health are closely connected, and with just two checkups and cleanings each year, Dr. Oshins can ensure your smile and your body stay strong and healthy in the years to come. To schedule your next appointment at Oshins of Smiles, contact us today.
Why Choose Oshins of Smiles for Preventive Dentistry?
- Full-Body Approach to Dentistry
- Comprehensive Checkups That Use Microscopes
- Able to Help Patients of All Ages
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
When you get a checkup from Dr. Oshins, he won’t just look for signs of tooth decay, but also indications of gum disease, teeth grinding, oral cancer, and much more. Often, full-body ailments show their initial signs in the mouth, and by pointing them out, Dr. Oshins can enable a patient to get treatment as early as possible. Of course, we’ll also clean your teeth as part of your routine appointments so your smile remains bright and confident!
If you go down the oral healthcare aisle in any store, you’ll likely find fluoride added to almost every product. That’s because when this mineral comes in contact with the teeth, it actually fortifies the enamel and makes it more resistant to cavities. That’s why, as part of your cleanings, we’ll coat your teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride gel or give you a fluoridated rinse. In addition to protecting you from cavities, these treatments have also been shown to repair small areas of dental decay.
Nightguards for Teeth Grinding/Bruxism
Millions of people unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep, wearing down their enamel, breaking their dental restorations, and straining their jaw muscles, all while they’re supposed to be resting! If your teeth appear flat or you normally wake up with a sore jaw or head, Dr. Oshins can give you a custom-made nightguard. This small oral appliance places a comfortable barrier between the teeth that stops them from grinding while you slumber, and it also removes excess pressure from the sensitive jaw joint.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is one of the deadliest varieties, and a big reason for this is because the disease often isn’t caught until it’s quite advanced. Early detection is essential for a fast and full recovery, which is why we give our patients a thorough oral cancer screening using the VELscope light at every checkup. This allows us to see variations in the oral tissues that could indicate cancerous cells that normally would be hidden from the naked eye, enabling us to catch the disease as soon as possible.