Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry set the stage for healthy teeth and gums.

In our dental office, we customize your preventive dentistry schedule when necessary—if you have an oral health condition, for example. Otherwise, we follow the American Dental Association’s guidelines that recommend two dental checkups and teeth cleanings per year. This schedule has been shown to lower your risks for tooth decay, oral infections, and gum disease. It also allows your dentist to catch emerging problems before they take hold, saving you time and money.

Dr. John Unger provides a meticulous checkup that considers the health of your teeth, gums, jaws, and entire oral cavity.

Our hygienist provides thorough teeth cleanings that give you a clean slate every six months, removing the very ingredients that your toothbrush and dental floss leave behind, including stubborn plaque and bacteria.

Preventive Dental Checkups in Cincinnati for the Entire Family

During your exam, Dr. Unger looks for oral health changes, relying on previous digital x-rays, chart notes, and advanced training. In our dental office, we are not merely looking at your teeth but also providing an oral cancer screening, assessing your jaw alignment, and evaluating the health of your gums. Your Cincinnati, OH dentist also encourages your questions.

Following your checkup, Dr. Unger shares his findings with you, and if there is an oral health issue, he schedules you for prompt treatment. This can include a tooth-colored filling to repair an emerging cavity or even a restorative treatment to fix a damaged tooth.

Professional Teeth Cleaning in Cincinnati

Our hygienists rely on superior training and specialized tools to rid your teeth of plaque, tartar, and bacteria. While your toothbrush and floss do a great job between dental visits, they simply are not enough to protect your teeth and gums long-term.

Professional teeth cleanings are relaxing and noninvasive.

Caring for Your Teeth and Gums at Home

Between dental checkups, it’s important to adopt and implement an excellent oral health routine. This includes brushing and flossing at least twice per day and always before bed.

However, the way you brush and floss is also important. You want to spend time on each tooth and brush it gently on all sides, using a circular motion that includes the gums. Also, remember to brush your tongue. When flossing, it is vital to use a clean piece of floss between all teeth; otherwise, you may be moving debris around instead of clearing it away. Dr. Unger or your hygienist can provide brushing and flossing advice in our dental office.

Other ways to help lower your risks include cutting down on sugary and acidic foods and beverages—or adding an additional brushing and flossing session if you do indulge. You might also consider quitting tobacco to lower your risks for oral cancers, systemic health issues, and gum disease.

If you notice any changes between dental visits like a mouth sore or tooth sensitivity, we encourage you to contact a member of our dental team.

Is It Time for Your Checkup and Teeth Cleaning?

If you’re looking to establish dentistry in the Cincinnati area, or if it’s time for your six-month checkup and teeth cleaning, contact a friendly team member today to schedule your next appointment.

We warmly welcome individuals and families from all locations, including Cincinnati, Cleves, Covedale, and Western Hills.