Preventive Dentistry Protecting Windsor Smiles
It doesn’t take an expert to know it’s easier to prevent a problem than to fix an existing one. Our team of experts stresses the importance of regular checkups and cleanings to keep away tooth decay and gum infections.
Patients in Windsor, Enfield, Suffield, Windsor Locks, and Bloomfield should stay on top of six month visits to Day Hill Dental, PC. Call to book your visit and benefit from the following preventive services!
Your First Visit
When you come in for your first visit, you won’t spend any time waiting. Our welcoming staff have you back in the dental chair as soon as we collect your insurance and other important information. Then, you’ll have a cleaning and new patient exam and a thorough checkup to let us get to know you and your oral health. Next, we make any necessary recommendations and walk you back to the front office -- and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Checkups and Cleanings
One of the most crucial aspects of preventive care is your six month checkup and cleaning. Many adults skip these appointments, but ignoring prevention puts you at a great risk for developing decay and infection. When you stay on top of your twice-annual visits to the dentist, Dr. Bloom, Dr. Farber, or Dr. Chu have the opportunity to check your teeth and gums for cavities, gum disease and other potential oral problems, like worn dental work and even oral cancer. In addition to this vital checkup, our team of hygienists remove plaque and tartar buildup for fresher breath and that wonderful, clean-teeth feeling.
Day Hill Dental, PC is committed to using the latest in technology in our practice. With digital x-rays rather than traditional ones, we reduce your exposure to radiation and get a better, more accurate image of your smile. Compared with traditional x-rays, they’re a safer, more comfortable way of looking at what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile. Digital x-rays help our team spot evidence of decay, infection and orthodontic issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye, and they should be taken at every six month checkup and cleaning.
Digital x-rays -- just one important aspect to our multi-faceted preventive dental care approach.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Are you keeping up with your regular oral cancer screenings? It’s recommended that adults undergo an annual examination for the disease that kills one person every hour in the United States. If you’ve got any of the risk factors of the condition, you should be aware of the increased chances for developing oral cancer.
- Tobacco use
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Prolonged exposure to UV light
Don’t put off your oral cancer screening, which can be performed alongside your preventive checkup and cleaning.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Chronic headaches, jaw pain and worn teeth -- these are all symptoms of bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding. Are you suffering from this common condition? If so, don’t wait to seek treatment from Day Hill Dental, PC. We can fit you with a custom nightguard to stabilize your jaw and shield your teeth from the excessive impact and pressure related to grinding and clenching. The simple treatment can help you enjoy a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep once again.
We’ve got a strong defense against cavities and decay, and it’s especially effective for cavity-prone children. Dental sealants are thin coverings painted directly onto the chewing surfaces of back teeth to protect the molars from the bacteria and acids that cause cavities.
No matter your sport or level of play, all athletes should protect their smiles with a mouthguard. Find out about custom-fit sports guards from Day Hill Dental, PC today!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Here’s an example of the care you find at Day Hill Dental, PC when you need it most -- sleep apnea treatment. Patients suffering from the condition that affects some 22 million Americans find the relief they seek with a removable oral appliance. Sleek and comfortable, it’s worn only during sleep, and it works by keeping the lower jaw and tongue in place clearing the airway for easy breathing.