Windermere Preventive Dentistry Protects Your Smile for Years to Come
At Windermere Dentistry, we provide the level of care that we’d want to receive ourselves. This means that we focus on personalized treatment, thorough visits, and affordable services. We like for our clients to leave with smiles on their faces because they were treated with respect, got what they needed, and had a good time during their visit. With general dentistry from Windermere Dentistry, you can experience whole mouth health, which is always the starting point for a truly attractive smile. Professional dental hygiene cleanings, dental exams, oral cancer screenings, and more specialized treatments such as sleep apnea therapy are all a part of your general dental care plan from our Orlando dental practice. Contact our Windermere, FL location today to get started!
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Regular dental exams and hygiene cleanings are strongly recommended twice each year, or once every six months on average. These visits allow our doctors and staff members to become fully acquainted with the status of your oral health and inspect the teeth, gums, bite, and more to determine whether or not any problems that require treatment are present. Digital X-rays and DIAGNOdent will help reveal instances of damage and decay that are hidden as well. By being as comprehensive as possible in our approach early on, our goal is to save patients from more damaging consequences later down the road and help them enjoy excellent oral health for many years to come.
Professional cleanings are also necessary in order to target plaque and tartar accumulations that have developed along the teeth and gums in the interim between appointments, threatening infection. Our talented hygienists excel at banishing dangerous bacteria from the mouth and leaving your smile nicely polished.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding/clenching) is a serious and common problem that’s likely to affect adults who experience a lot of stress in their lives. What’s worse is that bruxism typically occurs while patients are asleep, which can leave them unaware as to why their teeth experience damage and gradual wear-and-tear over time. Our doctors will be sure to keep an eye out for signs of bruxism during routine exams, and if necessary, they can design a custom nightguard that cushions and protects your smile from damaging grinding while you rest easy.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a very serious problem, and it’s more common than you’d think. A high percentage of those diagnosed with this problem each year die from the disease, in large part because of late detection. That’s why Windermere Dentistry offers oral cancer screenings with VELscope as part of our general dentistry care. VELscope technology allows us to detect oral abnormalities and determine whether or not they are cancerous much earlier than we would be able to using traditional cancer detection methods.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Does your spouse complain about your chronic snoring? This is often how people discover that they suffer from sleep apnea, a very serious problem that goes beyond simple annoyance. Obstructive sleep apnea involves the regular interruption of breathing while you’re sleeping due to a partially or fully blocked airway. Common symptoms include the following:
- Loud snoring
- Gasping for breath during sleep
- Choking in the night
- Sleepiness during the day, despite receiving a good amount of sleep the night before
- Waking with dry mouth or sore throat
- Headaches when you wake up
- Restless sleep
- Waking during the night
- Frequent trips to the bathroom during the night
- Moodiness, irritability, or depression
Thankfully, our Orlando dental office can help treat your sleep apnea with sleep apnea therapy. A special intraoral device is created just for you. Wear the device while you sleep to keep the airway clear, and you’ll be breathing easy in no time.