Preventive Dentistry in Bellevue, NE
At Kennedy Dental, we’ve been helping families achieve their healthiest and best smiles for over 40 years. We offer dental exams, teeth cleanings, and other services if a problem develops.
Our dental care team stresses prevention because it’s easier to maintain a healthy smile than it is to face dental problems that require treatment. By protecting your oral health, preventive dentistry helps your family avoid discomfort, dental emergencies, time missed from school or work, and unexpected dental costs.
Maintain Your Oral Health at Our Dental Office
Experience has shown us that it’s easier for our patients to maintain excellent oral health when they are involved and participate in their dental care. At Kennedy Dental, we use our skill and expertise to detect problems like cavities and gum disease, but we include you in the process.
Technology like digital x-rays, panoramic x-rays, and intraoral cameras help us monitor your oral health and diagnose oral conditions. But they’re also valuable because we can share highly-detailed images with you, so a problem like a cavity isn’t just a concept anymore; it’s a thing you can see, which helps you understand why we recommend treatment.
Preventive Exams & Teeth Cleanings in Bellevue
We recommend comprehensive exams at our Bellevue, NE dentist office every six months for patients with healthy gums and no history of cavities. If we’re monitoring ongoing conditions like decay and gum disease we will most likely recommend more frequent visits to keep them under control.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
During your dental exam, one of our skilled hygienists checks the condition of each tooth and notes any concerns or changes since your last checkup. You'll receive a thorough brushing and flossing, finished with a polishing to help brighten your teeth and leave you with that fresh, clean feeling.
If your hygienist finds signs of gum disease, she will discuss her findings with you, explain how to improve your oral hygiene, and schedule future appointments to treat the condition.
One of our skilled and experienced dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive teeth cleaning and look for signs of gum disease. It’s crucial to nip gum disease in the bud because the longer it goes untreated, the more damage it will do to your teeth and the bone that supports them.
Fluoride & Sealants
Many children and some adults can benefit from supplemental fluoride and dental sealants because both help keep teeth strong and healthy.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that keeps your teeth strong, healthy, and less susceptible to disease. You and your family may be receiving sufficient fluoride through the public water supply and the foods you eat. If not, our dentists may recommend a topical fluoride application.
A dental sealant is a coating of plastic that is floated on rough chewing surfaces of teeth like molars. The goal is to form a barrier between your teeth and food particles and bacteria that collect.