Preventive Dentistry Corinth

Healthy Smiles for the Entire Household

Preventive dental services like checkups and cleanings can not only help preserve your smile’s health, allowing you to sustain a whole and functional set of pearly whites throughout your life, but they can also help you save money. By proactively addressing plaque buildup, enamel erosion, and other issues that can compromise your smile, you can reduce your chances of needing more extensive procedures in the future. We invite you to browse some of our preventive dentistry services in Corinth on this page and call our office to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Loretto Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Family-Friendly Dental Office
  • Comprehensive Dentistry for All Ages
  • We Accept & Maximize Insurance

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving a preventive dentistry checkup

The American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist once every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. If you’re insured, you’ll likely find that these visits are 100% covered by your benefits. Dr. Mackie and our experienced dental hygienists will collect X-rays, complete an oral cancer screening, and thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for any signs of oral health issues. If we spot any developing concerns, we’ll make you aware of them and outline our treatment recommendations. To finish your visit, we’ll thoroughly clean all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and polish and floss them, leaving your smile feeling refreshed and clean.

Gum Disease Treatment

Person pointing to red spot in their gums

Gum disease is one of the most common dental health problems in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s estimated to affect one out of every two adults, causing a wide range of symptoms, including bleeding gums while flossing and brushing, gum recession, and inflammation and redness. Our team can help tackle these signs with thorough scaling and root planing, a two-step process to help control the infection and prevent it from spreading.

Fluoride Treatment

Dental patient having fluoride applied to their teeth

Fluoride is a natural mineral that’s derived from rocks and found in a variety of items in nature, including the air and soil and fresh fruits and vegetables. However, most people know it to be added to their community tap water and dental hygiene products. This is due to its enamel-strengthening properties that help ward off the threat of decay. If you suffer from enamel erosion, we can place a fluoridated gel onto the surfaces of your teeth to help strengthen them.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Hand holding a white nightguard

Do you grind and clench your teeth when you sleep? Some people may only be able to tell that they do this because their jaw feels sore when they wake up, or they have a headache that lingers throughout the day. Bruxism is a common condition that, when left unchecked, can cause premature wear and tear on teeth, making them more susceptible to decay and damage. Dr. Mackie offers custom-crafted nightguards that will act as a cushion between your teeth, preventing a variety of secondary dental concerns that can arise due to teeth grinding.