The secret to a healthy smile is preventative care. While cavities, tooth decay and gum disease are prevalent among children and adults alike, they can be avoided with routine dental care, exams and treatments. At Pearl White Dentistry, we offer a range of preventative dentistry services to stop tooth and gum disease before they start and tackle existing conditions before they escalate. including checkups, cleanings, fluoride protection and tartar control, as well as advanced treatments for gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Even though we are highly experienced in repairing and rebuilding smiles, we always want to keep problems from developing in the first place. With regular preventive attention, Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski and our staff can help ensure your teeth stay healthy for a lifetime. To keep tooth and gum disease at bay, patients of all ages are encouraged to visit our office at least twice a year.
Schedule an appointment with our Fort Lauderdale dentist today at (954) 491-8812. We welcome smiles from Pompano Beach, Plantation, and Hollywood, FL, too!
Checkups & Cleanings
There’s a reason we stress the importance of visiting the dentist every six months — and it’s not just that we love seeing your smile. It’s that we love seeing your healthy smile! When you let us check in on your teeth and gums regularly, we can remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gum disease and cavities. Attending a preventive visit at your dentist’s office every six months is the best thing you can do to avoid the need for costly, time-consuming care later in life.
During a checkup and cleaning, our dental hygienists will thoroughly remove bacteria from your teeth and at the gum line. If you have any pockets between your teeth and gums, we will measure those to keep track of whether or not you need gum disease treatment to fight infection. And finally, we will take x-rays each year to get a deeper look at your smile and ensure there are no underlying concerns to address.
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Gum Disease Treatment
Your gums make up half your smile, but if you’re like most people, you don’t think about your periodontal health as often as you think about your teeth. If you develop periodontal (gum) disease, you are likely to experience red, swollen and receding gums — unsightly issues that affect your oral and overall health. However, symptoms of periodontitis don’t always manifest right away, causing the disease to spread and worsen before individuals actively seek treatment. And by then, the gum disease may have already significantly progressed.
To attack and prevent existing gum disease from advancing, Dr. Natalia begins by performing a full dental evaluation to determine the best course of treatment and restore the health of your gums.
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ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS
Oral cancer can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the gums, tongue, and tonsils. It can progress rapidly, and if untreated, can even be fatal. By performing a short screening, Fort Lauderdale dentist Dr. Natalia Benda-Celenski can diagnose oral cancer and determine the best approach for treatment to stop it from progressing.
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Sometimes, brushing and flossing isn’t enough to protect against cavities and other dental issues – especially in young children or those with a genetic predisposition to tooth decay. In these instances, a dental sealant can provide the extra protection you need to maintain your oral health. Dental sealants are made from a thin layer of plastic or other materials and adhere to your teeth. They are typically applied to the molars and have been shown to significantly reduce tooth decay.
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One of the best ways to prevent cavities from developing is through regular fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens teeth, lowers your chances of tooth deterioration, and reduces existing signs of tooth decay. At Pearl White Dentistry, fluoride treatments are often included during our checkups and cleanings, but can also be administered separately.
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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY FAQS
Do you have questions about your oral health or treatments? Check out our Preventative Dentistry FAQs for answers to the most commonly asked questions about routine checkups, gum disease treatment and general dental care.
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PROTECT YOUR SMILE WITH THE HELP OF EXPERIENCED FORT LAUDERDALE DENTIST, DR. NATALIA BENDA-CELENSKI
Dr. Natalia has been protecting smiles across South Florida for over 15 years. Whether you are coming in for a routine checkup or treatment for advanced gum disease, Dr. Natalia and her team will make you feel at ease while protecting your teeth to keep them healthy and pearly white. Schedule an appointment online or call (954) 491-8812 to discuss your best plan of action for maintaining a strong and beautiful smile.