Preventive Dentistry – Wesley Chapel, FL

Be Proactive About Protecting Your Smile

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If you want to improve your oral health, one of the most important steps you need to take is to visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Cavities and other oral health problems can often start to develop without you realizing it, but a dental professional can identify these issues and address them before they can lead to more severe complications. Call our dental office today to set up your next appointment with Dr. Ali for preventive dentistry in Wesley Chapel.

Why Choose Kaizen Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Dentist Dedicated to Always Improving
  • Dental Treatments for Children Available
  • Multiple Services Conveniently Located Under One Roof

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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We will closely examine your teeth and gums to see if there are any warning signs of decay or disease. Additionally, we’ll remove any plaque and tartar that has accumulated in your mouth, and we’ll let you know if there are any areas that you need to pay closer attention to when brushing. If we find any problem areas, we will explain your options for treatment and help you figure out the best way to keep your smile safe.

Dentistry for Children

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Any child that is old enough to have teeth is also old enough to develop a cavity. Our dental practice is more than happy to accept younger patients. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to make your little one’s early dental experiences as pleasant as possible. We’ll keep an eye on the development of your child’s smile, and we’ll let you know immediately if any concerning developments require professional intervention.

Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum disease typically starts as mild gingivitis, but if left unchecked, it will eventually become periodontitis, which can lead to extensive tooth loss. To treat gum disease and prevent it from doing any further damage to your mouth, we offer scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline; root planing is when we smooth out the roots of the teeth, creating a surface that bacteria will have a harder time attaching to in the future.

Oral Cancer Screening

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An oral cancer screening is a normal part of a routine dental checkup. We’ll take a couple of minutes to check for any concerning symptoms such as lumps, reddish patches, and mouth sores. Upon finding any possible warning signs of oral cancer, we will let you know what steps you should take to have additional testing done. Having oral cancer caught and treated in its earliest stages gives you a much better chance of surviving over the next 5 years.

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is found in a variety of oral hygiene products, and it’s often added to public drinking water. However, if you aren’t receiving enough of this naturally-occurring mineral, we may recommend a fluoride treatment at your next dental appointment. We can apply fluoride gel or varnish to your teeth, which only takes a few minutes. Once the fluoride has been absorbed, it will help strengthen your enamel, leaving it less vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause decay.

Dental Sealants

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While your child is still learning how to brush, they might have a hard time cleaning their molars and premolars, which are located near the back of the mouth and have plenty of pits and crevices that bacteria can become trapped in. We can protect these at-risk teeth with dental sealants. Simply put, we cover the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars with a special material that helps keep out harmful organisms and food particles, thus significantly lowering the risk of decay.

Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards

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If you or your child plays any sports, we suggest that you get a customized athletic mouthguard as soon as possible even if you are not told that one is required. You never know when a sports-related accident could occur and end up causing you to break or lose a tooth. While you can buy a mouthguard over the counter, Dr. Ali offers fully customized oral appliances that fit much more comfortably and offer better protection overall.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Do you sometimes wake up with jaw pain? Or have you noticed that your teeth seem unusually worn down? Both of these problems are often consequences of bruxism, a condition where you grind or clench your teeth while you’re asleep. Fortunately, protecting your smile from bruxism can be easier than you might think; our team offers personalized nightguards that keep the upper and lower rows of teeth separated, thus preventing further damage to your enamel.

TMJ Treatment

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Having a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder means that there’s a problem with the joints that keep the lower jaw connected to the skull. An untreated TMJ disorder can cause jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and other unpleasant symptoms. There are several ways we might be able to treat this issue, including occlusal adjustment, occlusal splint therapy, and BOTOX injections. We can determine which treatment option is right for you after our team has performed a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw.