Preventative dentistry is a term we use to encompass all services meant to prevent tooth decay and other damage.

Regular preventive care, early diagnosis, and professional dental treatments can help you avoid more costly dental problems that may develop or be worsened by lack of basic preventive dental care. We are a Grand Rapids dentists that focuses on preventing oral health issues from developing in the first place. Our preventative dental treatments and procedures include:

Preventative dentistry also focuses on anticipating issues based on a patient’s age, medical history, and risk factors. For example, a patient with a history of smoking will have an increased risk for oral cancer. As a result, our Grand Rapids preventative care dentists will make sure to do an oral cancer screening during their appointment.

Our dentist also focuses on preventing cavities, especially in children. If you are at an increased risk for cavities, our dentist may recommend fluoride treatments or tooth sealants as a preventative measure. It is much less expensive to prevent cavities than it is to treat them.

Dr. Ritzema DDS at Complete Health Dentistry is dedicated to helping patients achieve beautiful healthy smiles. If you are interested in learning more about any of our dental services or experiencing the benefits of preventative dentistry for yourself, give our dentist in Grand Rapids a call at (616) 458-7267.