Cleanings & Prevention

Child dental patient having a comprehensive exam and preventive cleaningCleanings and Preventive Care

Our healthy patients typically benefit from a preventive care appointment every 6 months. During these visits we perform procedures and offer the following services that keep your smile strong and eliminate disease or problems early on.

Comprehensive Exams

Dr. Bell thoroughly examines all of your teeth and oral tissues at every dental check-up. Early diagnosis is key to providing you with minimally invasive treatment and more affordable care.

Preventive Cleanings

A Registered Dental Hygienist performs all of our cleanings. During your cleaning we will remove tartar buildup, stain, plaque deposits and review tips that help you manage your oral hygiene at home.

Bruxism / Grinding / Sport Guards

Chronic bruxism (grinding) can cause TMJ disorders, worn teeth and broken restorations. We offer different types of guards that can help you prevent tooth wear and damage during activities such as various sports. Some of our appliances (like the NTI) are made right here at the same time of your appointment, while others are fabricated in an off-site lab with a two week turnaround.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays provide Dr. Bell with fast information that reduces the length of your appointment. The images are also extremely high resolution, making it easier for us to communicate our findings with you during your visit.

Periodontal Screenings

Dentist examing dental patient for gum diseaseGum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults. We perform a periodontal screening during every cleaning appointment to identify signs of [gum disease].

Whatever your needs may be, we are here to help with a full menu of family dentistry services.