Preventive Dentistry – Denison, IA
Proven Cavity Prevention For All Ages
Oral hygiene and dental care create not just a healthy smile, but a healthy body as well. At 32 & You, we help patients maintain great dental health by largely focusing on preventive care. Rather than fixing your cavity or extracting a broken tooth, we help stop these problems from developing in the first place, leading to stronger smiles and smaller dental bills! To schedule you or your child’s next checkup and cleaning so we can safeguard your teeth, give us a call today.
Why Choose 32 & You for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dentist with 20+ Years of Experience Serving Denison
- Every Patient Gets Plenty of 1-on-1 Attention
- Ready to Take Care of the Entire Family Under One Roof
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
A dental checkup and cleaning appointment gives our hygiene team the chance to remove bacteria-filled plaque and tartar from the parts of your mouth that your brush and floss can’t reach at home, ensuring they don’t have a chance to damage your teeth. Also at these visits, Dr. Bygness will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and bite so he can catch and treat any problems before they turn into a major headache.
Brushing the back teeth is quite difficult for young children who are still learning, and they are often missed by adults as well. That’s why the molars and premolars are the most likely place a person will develop cavities. Thankfully, we can offer extra protection in the form of a dental sealant. With this treatment, we simply cover these vulnerable teeth with a thin, clear layer of dental plastic to create an invisible barrier against plaque, bacteria, and cavities.
Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards
Before your child has one of their teeth accidentally knocked out while playing football, basketball, or any other sport that involves fast movement and flying equipment, we recommend they get their own custom-made mouthguard from 32 & You. Our mouthguards are both more comfortable and protective compared to anything you’ll find at the store, and they are personally fitted for each individual. You should consider getting one for yourself if you play the occasional pick-up game as well!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is actually one of the most deadly varieties of the disease, but it’s rarely talked about in the media. During every checkup, we take a few minutes to search for the early signs of oral cancer to ensure a patient gets the treatment they need as soon as possible. With this early intervention approach, we’re able to literally save lives and help our patients fully recover as quickly as possible.
The toothpaste you and your children are using right now probably has fluoride added to it, and this is great news! This mineral actually strengthens enamel and makes it more resistant to developing decay. At the end of every dental cleaning, we coat the teeth with a highly concentrated fluoride solution to give a patient an extra boost of cavity protection that will last all the way until their next visit.
As a father of four himself, Dr. Bygness understands the importance of early-age dental care more than most! Thanks to his dental experience and time spent with his two girls and two boys, he’ll know exactly how to take care of your little one’s growing smile and ensure they feel comfortable the entire time. We recommend bringing your child in for their very first appointment as soon as their first tooth appears. After that, we’ll be able to take care of them for life!