Dr. Verharen and Dr. Waldo carefully assess all aspects of your oral health as part of your preventive dentistry service, including screening for oral cancer, assessing the integrity of your existing dental restorations, and discussing your personal priorities regarding aesthetics.
Guard yourself against painful headaches, muscle tension, or popping in the jaw. If you tend to clench and grind your teeth at night, or if you have persistent pain and tenderness in your face and jaw, let us know. It’s possible you may be suffering from TMJD (TMJ disorder).
Did you know that a custom fitted athletic guard doesn’t just protect your teeth… it can also prevent concussions? When you need a mouthpiece that will feel comfortable and stay in place, talk to our dentists. It’s one of the best pieces of insurance you can have for your teeth!
Preventive Teeth Cleanings
Our Registered Dental Hygienists provide gentle, prophylactic dental cleanings to remove disease-causing bacteria and stain. Plus, they’ll show you a few tips and tricks to keep your natural teeth healthy for life.
Periodontal – Gum Disease – Screenings
At least once a year, all patients are screened for signs of gum disease. This infection not only causes tooth loss, it can also jeopardize your overall health by allowing pathogens to spread straight into your bloodstream. Severe cases are directly linked to problems like heart disease, diabetes, and even fertility issues.
Let us know if you’re exhibiting:
- Bleeding gums
- Swelling along your gumlines
- Chronic bad breath
- Tooth mobility
- Receding gums or “long teeth”
- Problems with food getting stuck between your teeth
These symptoms may be due to deep “pockets” forming under your gum tissue, which is an indication that gum detachment and bone loss are already beginning to occur.
Treatments for Gum Disease
When periodontal disease is detected, we provide a series of deep cleanings, antibiotics, and/or laser therapies as needed. Our digital charting program shows you exactly which areas are of the most concern, so you know where to direct your attention.
Using our soft tissue laser, we can speed up your recovery after periodontal scaling and root planing (deep cleanings). It’s simple and the results are worth it!
Dental Checkups for Kids
Early dental checkups help your child enjoy healthier teeth well into adulthood. Our Bainbridge Island and Bremerton offices are family-friendly, serving kids of all ages. Through positive experiences, we can change your child’s outlook on visiting the dentist!
Preventive Dentistry Services Covered by our Dental Health Rewards
If you’re a member of our Dental Health Rewards Plan, all your preventative services (including cleanings, checkups, and even sealants) are covered at 100%. Plus, you get a 20% discount on any treatments that you may need — including dental implants or whitening! Enroll today. Children under age 3 join for free.
At Current Dental, our dentists in Bainbridge Island and Bremerton provide attentive and quality preventive services to help you limit oral diseases and infections. We want our services to improve your life…not just your smile!