Preventive Dentistry

Are you tired of emergency trips to the dentist? Would you like to find a way to help your family avoid complex treatment and reduce your dental expenses?

Good oral health is a precious thing, but it’s easy to take for granted until something goes wrong. At Eagle Mountain Family Dental, we use preventive dental services that help you maintain a strong, healthy smile and reduce your risk for problems in the future.

The Mouth-Body Connection

Dr. Darin Bateman is actively involved with staying at the forefront of modern dentistry. He has taken countless hours of continuing education and stays current with emerging trends. When he notes something that affects your oral health, he will let you know about it. 

It seems that every day new studies emerge that show us a connection between overall health and well-being and your oral health. Chronic inflammations like gum disease have been linked to heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, and pregnancy complications, to name just a few.

Preventive Services That Protect Your Smile

Staying a step ahead of dental conditions like tooth decay and gum disease is easy when you check in with your dentist twice a year. These visits give Dr. Bateman and our team the opportunity to see how you’re doing and if there are any problems that need our attention.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

Dr. Bateman starts by checking all your teeth and noting any changes or areas of concern in your patient record. If you are a new patient and have no current x-rays, he will recommend that we update them. Since we can’t treat what we can’t see, we need dental x-rays to show us what’s happening inside your tooth. This allows Dr. Bateman to find and treat problems in their earliest stages.

We believe in using technology to educate our patients. It’s so much easier for you to understand why you need treatment when you can see the problem with your own eyes. 

Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images that let Dr. Bateman easily detect tooth decay or gum disease long before we would find it with a visual exam. We also use intraoral cameras that give you a close-up view of the inside of your mouth. Dr. Bateman shares these images with you so you can see exactly what he sees and understand why you need treatment.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Every exam includes an oral cancer screening at our dental office. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, the mortality rate is high because oral cancer is often not found until its later stages. Routine oral cancer screenings can save your life.

Professional Dental Cleanings

Do you brush and floss like a pro and wonder why you still need twice-yearly dental cleanings with a hygienist? The answer is that keeping your teeth clean and disease free is a team effort. A professional dental cleaning picks up where your oral hygiene leaves off and gets into all the cracks and crevices between teeth where your brush and floss can’t reach. 

Also, no matter how well you brush, you can’t remove tartar. It is a calcified deposit that is formed when plaque is not removed from your teeth. Only a dental hygienist can remove tartar using specialized instruments. Tartar that’s not removed from your teeth can lead to gum disease, gum recession, and even tooth loss. 

Call Today to Book Your Appointment!

If it’s time to schedule your next dental exam and cleaning, please call Eagle Mountain Family Dental. Please don’t put off calling us if it’s been a while since your last visit. We will never judge or lecture you about your past habits. All that matters is starting today to ensure you have the healthiest smile going forward.