Preventive Dentistry – Ocala, FL
Keeping Your Smile Healthy and Beautiful
We love the opportunity to watch a family grow, which is why we offer preventive dentistry in Ocala for you and your loved ones. We practice general family dentistry which is a comprehensive approach that is designed to address the dental needs of the entire family. Please see below for a general overview of some of the preventive dentistry services that we provide.
Check-Ups & Cleanings
At Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala, we are proud to provide top-tier oral health care for patients of all ages. We treat families and perform regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure that we keep you smiling for years to come. Regular check-ups and cleanings are essential for excellent oral health and we are here to make sure that you and your family maintain the type of smiles and health that you deserve. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us or to learn more about the dynamic treatment options that we provide, Click here!
At Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala, we strive to educate Ocala and surrounding areas in all aspects of oral healthcare. The healthcare of your children is important to us.
Are you unsure about when to take your child to the dentist, the importance of “baby” teeth, and how to care properly for your child’s oral health? If so, you are not alone. Chances are that you learned oral healthcare information from your parents or caregivers and they learned it from theirs. The trouble is that much of this information is outdated and we now have scientific evidence that has allowed us to create best practices.
Pediatric dentistry is an extremely beneficial form of preventive dentistry. The treatment is specifically directed toward helping your family have positive experiences, develop effective oral health habits, and maintain terrific overall health.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Our quality care doesn’t stop with just your teeth. In fact, Dr. Weldon provides in-depth oral cancer screenings during your routine dental checkup to ensure your health and safety. While cases of oral cancer continue to grow, it is one of the most treatable cancers if it’s caught early enough. That’s why oral cancer screenings are vital. Many warning signs of oral cancer are hard to notice on your own, which makes early detection at our office your best defense against this disease.
At Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala, we believe that prevention is the name of the game, especially for children. That’s why we offer dental sealants as a way to prevent cavities from forming in the first place. By applying a tooth-colored resin to the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars, we can dramatically minimize their chance of tooth decay. These teeth are susceptible to cavities because they are used most for chewing and they have nooks and crannies that are a perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Another preventive measure that we offer for your children is fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps prevent decay and strengthen tooth enamel. You can receive fluoride through your normal water supply and in toothpaste or mouthwash, but children often need a direct application of fluoride for extra protection. Dr. Weldon offers various methods of fluoride treatment, but most commonly, he will apply a fluoride varnish directly to your child’s smile.
At-Home Care Tips
Of course, dental care doesn’t stop once you leave our office. In fact, your at-home oral healthcare routine is your first defense against issues like cavities, gum disease, and more. It’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, for 2 minutes each session. Angle your brush at 45-degrees for the most affective brushing. Additionally, you should floss daily to remove plaque and bacteria from in between your teeth. Lastly, consider adding an antibacterial mouthwash (that doesn’t contain alcohol). Your teeth only take up 40% of your mouth, so mouthwash is a good way to clean other parts that can’t be reached through brushing and flossing.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Recent years have provided the field of dentistry with the knowledge and technology to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala is proud to offer the residents of Ocala and surrounding areas with sleep apnea and snoring treatment.
Sleep Apnea is an extremely common breathing disorder. The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that 22 million Americans suffer from this disease. Apnea in Greek means “without breath”. Essentially sleep apnea is characterized by cessations in breathing during sleep. There are three types of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most prevalent form. Fortunately, obstructive sleep apnea is treatable and new advances especially in the dental field have made it much more comfortable to treat. To learn more about how Weldon Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocala can help your sleep apnea, Click here!