During the first world war, poor oral health was declared a threat to national security. Dental health issues were the leading medical reason potential soldiers were declared ineligible for service. At a time when the country was depending on every able-bodied man to defend and protect across the pond, poor oral health was keeping them at home. Skilled researchers and dental professionals set to work, creating a plan to help improve the country’s oral health. They decided that switching the focus of dentistry from reactionary treatments to preventive maintenance was the best possible way to improve overall oral health. Their recommendation was simple – people should visit the dentist every six months for preventive screenings. The results are clear. For the past century, the US has seen dramatic improvement in oral health. At Parkway Prosthodontics, we are happy to offer patients a wide range of treatment options, including general and preventive dental care. If you want to learn more above preventive dentistry services with our skilled team of dental specialists, give us a call today. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health and hygiene goals in our state-of-the-art Jacksonville dentistry practice.
During your dental checkup at Parkway Prosthodontics, you’ll receive some combination of the following treatments:
Even those patients who take the necessary time to brush and floss their teeth carefully every day may not be able to access all parts of their smile. In fact, teeth often have pits and grooves so small they can’t be accessed by even a single toothbrush bristle. That’s where your skilled professional hygienist can help. We have specialized tools that allow us to remove plaque and tartar from even the hardest to access parts of teeth, leaving you with a sparkling clean smile.
If you’ve received advanced restorative treatments from our skilled prosthodontist and team or another dentistry professional, we can help you extend the life of your restoration with regular exams and professional teeth cleanings. We have advanced training in dental restorations and tooth replacement prosthetics, so when you visit us for an exam or cleaning, we can carefully examine and clean these restorations. This ensures you’ll maintain the same crown, bridge, denture, or other restoration for as long as possible. When you have undergone advanced restorative dentistry or tooth replacement treatments, it’s even more important to receive regular professional care.