Preventive Dentistry in Wayland, MA
At Wayland Dental, patients can look forward to interacting with a great staff that always has plenty of friendliness, compassion, and experience to go around. Before restorative and cosmetic care, Dr. Michael Putt will focus on providing preventive dentistry that protects teeth and helps address potential problems at their earliest, most harmless stages. We’re always happy to welcome families at our Wayland, MA practice, and children’s dentistry and dental sealant services are available, along with many more listed below. We hope to help you maintain your ideal smile for countless years to come. Patients from Marlborough, MA and other nearby areas are welcome to contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Preventive Care & Check-ups
The most important step patients can take towards a lifelong healthy smile is attending routine check-ups at least every six months or more depending on your condition (twice each year). Even the most diligent brushers and flossers can fall victim to tricky dental problems that go unnoticed far too long; that’s where our professional eye comes in, locating potential issues and providing fast, easy treatment at the earliest stages of their development. Preventive care is a big help too, removing dangerous plaque and tartar and leaving your smile feeling nicely refreshed.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in some water supplies and foods. Research has shown us over the years that its presence in a patient’s diet can actually significantly decrease the risk of tooth decay by hardening the enamel and preventing demineralization. We recommend a topical fluoride varnish for many patients, pediatric and adult, to help prevent tooth decay. If you are at risk of developing cavities, Dr. Putt can provide valuable assistance with professional fluoride treatments during your regular appointments.
Do you commonly experience painful headaches, especially in the morning hours? Are you teeth worn down, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged with no understandable reason for how they got that way in the first place? Do you have difficulty chewing foods due to painful jaw muscles or joints? You could be experiencing bruxism while you sleep. This condition (also known as teeth grinding) is a common symptom of daily stress, and it can even contribute to the much more dangerous and painful TMJ disorder. In order to combat bruxism, patients can turn to our team for a custom nightguard that provides valuable protection.
Sportsguards are necessary protective gear for adults and children alike who participate in athletic events where hard physical contact is possible, whether it’s with other people, hard surfaces, or projectiles like balls. Instead of an uncomfortable one-size-fits-all model from your closest sports store, talk to Dr. Putt about receiving a comfortable, customized appliance that’s designed for your unique mouth.