Preventive Dentistry – Beachwood, OH
Keeping Your Smile Cavity-Free With Routine Care
Dr. Faist and Dr. Koops aim to tackle the threat of common oral health problems like cavities and gum disease at their earliest stages, before they’re able to cause damage to your smile. Using advanced technology like our cavity detection system and crystal-clear digital X-rays, our goal is to keep your smile healthy with thorough preventive dental care, like checkups and cleanings. That way, you can enjoy a complete set of pearly whites throughout your entire life.
Why Choose Faist & Koops Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
The American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist near you for semi-annual checkups and cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy. At these appointments, our team will begin by examining your mouth and looking for any signs of common problems, like dental decay. If we find anything suspicious, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan. Before you leave, we’ll also polish and floss your teeth, so you can walk out of our office with a fresh and healthy grin.
Do you wake up with a sore jaw or dull and pounding headache? These are common signs that you may be suffering from bruxism, or nightly teeth grinding. When left untreated, this condition can result in an increased risk of other problems, such as cavities, worn-down teeth, and even TMJ dysfunction. That’s why we offer custom-tailored nightguards that help shield and protect your teeth, jaw, and facial muscles from reoccurring clenching and grinding.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, oral hygiene products, and even local community water sources. If you don’t receive enough of it, your enamel can become weakened, leaving your teeth vulnerable against the threat of harmful oral bacteria that cause decay. If you need more fluoride, we offer fast and pain-free treatment. All we do is place a topical fluoride varnish on your teeth, taking just a few minutes.
Oral Cancer Screenings
It’s estimated that over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Our goal at Faist & Koops Family Dentistry is to minimize the mortality rate for this disease by diagnosing it as early as possible. That’s why we conduct oral cancer screenings at each of your semi-annual checkups and cleanings. We’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, throat, lips, and oral tissues for any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms, like wounds that won’t seem to heal and red and white patches.