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Preventive Dentistry – Sarasota, FL

How We Keep Your Smile on Track

Even though Dr. Rojas has the ability to tackle some of the most complicated dental issues imaginable, she and our team are still more than happy to provide general care to help our patients avoid common problems like cavities and gum disease. Our comfort amenities, including scented towels, a beautiful view, and freshly washed pillows and blankets will make these routine appointments feel like a trip to the spa. To schedule your next checkup and cleaning, contact us today.

Why Choose Dr. Ruth Rojas for Preventive Dentistry?

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Checkups and cleanings give Dr. Rojas and our team the chance to accomplish two important things for your oral health. Firstly, a hygienist will remove all of the cavity-causing plaque and tartar from your mouth that your brush can’t reach at home. Then, Dr. Rojas will give you a thorough exam, complete with X-rays, so that any potential problems can be found right away and treated before you even notice them.

Gum Disease Treatment

Half of the U.S. adult population has a mild form of gum disease right now, and it’s actually the leading cause of adult tooth loss around the world! This infection is caused by bacteria and plaque building up on the roots of the teeth below the gum, which can eventually cause the surrounding tissues to become irritated, inflamed, and break down. If we discover that you have gum disease, we can use a deep cleaning and targeted antibiotics to get rid of it right away.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer doesn’t get as much attention as other types, but it claims one life each and every hour here in the U.S. That’s because the early symptoms are easy to miss, meaning many people don’t get diagnosed and treated until it is quite advanced. To help you avoid being caught off-guard, we will perform an oral cancer screening every time you come to see us. We’ll check for any suspicious growths or sores, and if we find something, we can organize for a biopsy right away.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is found in most oral care products, and that’s because when it comes into contact with the teeth, it strengthens the enamel and makes it more resistant to decay. Most people get enough fluoride from their toothpaste and drinking water, but for those who could benefit from more, we can apply a concentrated gel topically during their cleaning. This will provide lasting and reliable cavity protection all the way until someone’s next appointment.

Nightguards for Grinding

Roughly 1 in 3 Americans unconsciously grind and clench their teeth, mostly while they are asleep. This places tremendous pressure on the teeth and can cause them to wear down and eventually break. Even the jaw and facial muscles can become strained. Fortunately, the solution to this problem is simple—a custom-made nightguard worn to bed places a comfortable but sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth so they can’t come together.

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