Preventative Dentistry

Dr. Neilson cares for each of his patients. While he is willing and eager to perform any dental procedure that you may need, he also wants to help you prevent the pain and difficulties that may come with taking care of your teeth. Bloomington Dental’s preventative dentistry measures can save your oral and whole-body health. Dr. Neilson provides advanced preventative techniques that can protect you and your loved ones from:
  • Tooth loss
  • Tooth pain and sensitivity
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Collapsed jawbone
  • Expensive dental procedures
  • Surgeries
  • Higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and dementia

Our top-of-the-line preventative measures ward off the buildup of dangerous bacteria. When you combine consistent at-home practices with Bloomington Dental preventative dentistry, you’ll maintain a winning smile for life.

Examinations and Cleanings

The best thing you can do for your oral health is to keep your professional dental team involved. At your preventative appointment every six months, Dr. Neilson will examine your mouth for signs of cavities and gum disease.
Your dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove the plaque and calculus from your teeth. They will screen for oral cancer, evaluate your supporting bone structure, and assess your current dental work.
Our dental team at Bloomington Dental will be able to detect oral health problems earlier than you can. Early treatment will reduce your potential for serious health problems down the road.

Preventative Treatments

We offer a simple fluoride treatment that will effectively strengthen your teeth against decay and sensitivity. A fluoride treatment will dramatically reduce your risk of painful tooth decay.
Dental sealants are another preventative measure used to smooth out the pockets of molars. Dental sealants are especially effective for young children because it is difficult for them to brush their cavity-prone back molars. Dental sealants will fill the fissured and grooved surfaces of these teeth to prevent buildup.