Preventive Dentistry Rocky Hill

The Honest Dental Care You Deserve

Cavities and gum disease can be devastating, but luckily there are plenty of ways you can protect yourself against these serious oral health problems. We hope to empower you to take ownership of your dental health and forge a path to wellness. At Dental Essentials of Rocky Hill, we believe in creating a tailor made approach to your dental health. We take into account your individual risk factors when prescribing proper hygiene and x-ray frequency, always focusing on keeping you as healthy as can be! Has it been more than you care to admit since your last dental appointment? If so, give our dental office a call to find the key to dental wellness with preventive dentistry in Rocky Hill, CT.

Why Choose Dental Essentials of Rocky Hill for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Comprehensive, Quality Dental Care
  • Dental Office That Values Fairness and Honesty
  • No Upselling: We Only Recommend What You Need

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Blonde woman smiling during preventive dentistry checkup

You should already be brushing and flossing every day to remove plaque, food particles, and other potentially harmful substances from your teeth. But even with your best efforts, you may not effectively be cleaning all of the surfaces in your mouth, and oral health issues such as cavities might start to develop without you even realizing it. This is why your regular wellness visits are so important; we can clean the spots you’ve missed during your daily oral hygiene routine, and we can find potential problems before permanent damage is inflicted.

Children’s Dentistry

Young boy in dental chair smiling at his dentist

Our dental office is happy to welcome children as well as adults. Ideally, your child should start visiting the dentist no later than their first birthday. The earlier they are introduced to dental care, the easier it will be to teach them the habits they’ll need to make their precious smile last well after they reach adulthood. These visits are also a good opportunity for us to educate you and your little one on the best oral hygiene practices as well as other factors that can affect the health of their teeth, such as nutrition.

Fluoride Treatment

Dental patient having fluoride applied to their teeth

The importance of fluoride cannot be underestimated; it helps fight the bacteria that can eventually cause decay, strengthen the enamel, and it even works to reverse the earliest stages of cavity development. During your appointment, we can take a few minutes to directly apply highly concentrated fluoride to your teeth to give them the best protection possible. This treatment is ideal for younger patients and anyone who is at a higher risk for tooth decay in general.

Dental Sealants

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When your child first begins learning the ropes of oral hygiene, they may have trouble brushing as effectively as possible. Specifically, they may struggle to clean the molars and premolars, which have many crevices where bacteria like to hide. This substantially increases their risk of developing cavities at an early age. Luckily, though, we can seal off these at-risk teeth with a thin protective coating that is quickly applied and lasts for many years; with this added protection, your little one’s teeth will be that much safer while their oral hygiene skills develop!

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Close up of dental patient having fluoride applied to their teeth

Silver diamine fluoride was recently approved for use in the United States by the FDA in 2014. Combining fluoride with silver improves its ability to fight decay by killing the bacteria on the surfaces of the teeth while also preventing them from spreading throughout the mouth. It’s often suggested as a comfortable alternative to drilling for patients of all ages who are anxious about their dental care.

Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards

Football player with athletic mouthguard hanging from their helmet

Is your child part of an athletic team at school? Or do you play in a local league yourself to get some exercise? No matter what kind of physical activity you’re participating in, there’s always a chance of an accident that could injure your teeth or jaw. An athletic mouthguard will protect you from the worst of the damage in the event that you take a blow to the mouth, and a mouthguard from Dental Essentials of Rocky Hill will be customized to fit your smile so that you can wear it comfortably onto the field.

At-Home Dental Hygiene Products

Smiling woman holding bottle of mouthwash

What kind of toothpaste is in your bathroom cabinet right now? Does it contain fluoride? Has it received the ADA Seal of Acceptance? How effective is it in helping you maintain a smile free of decay and disease? Talk to us about the kind of products you’re using at home; based on your individual risk factors if we feel you would benefit from another product, we can point you in the direction of Carifree toothpaste and Stellalife mouth rinses, in addition to other products that we use ourselves so you can take great care of your smile between dental appointments.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Man laying awake in bed

If you are struggling to breathe freely while sleeping and you wake up experiencing chronic fatigue, you may have what is known as sleep apnea. For mild to moderate cases, our dental team can deliver custom-made oral appliances that are designed to keep your airway open throughout the night so that you can get the rest you need and continue to breathe without the fear of obstruction.