Preventive Dentistry Putnam

Making It Possible to Enjoy a Healthier Smile in the Future

Man and woman smiling together after preventive dentistry visit

Our team at Unique Dental of Putnam recognizes that healthy smiles cannot be achieved without preventive dentistry. Designed to minimize oral health problems that plague millions of Americans each year, regular checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatment, custom mouthguards, TMJ treatment, and other similar services are essential and available to patients of all ages. If you or a member of your family need to schedule a dental exam or you want to ensure better protection for your smile, call our office today.

Why Choose Unique Dental of Putnam for Preventive Dentistry?

  • We Offer Dental Services to Patients of All Ages
  • Patients Can Enroll in Our In-House Membership Plan
  • Nitrous Oxide is Available for Anxious Patients

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving a dental checkup

A regular dental checkup and teeth cleaning will have you meeting with our team to go over your oral and medical health history before digital images of your teeth and gums are taken. We’ll check for any signs of cavities and gum disease before conducting a thorough oral cancer screening to ensure no abnormalities exist. When finished, we’ll remove any accumulated plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums so that inflammation and/or infection do not occur. If any problems are found, our team will go over the details with you before you leave.

Children’s Dentistry

Three laughing children sitting on living room floor

Children require the same level of preventive dental care as adults. With growing teeth and gums that are prone to cavities because of novice brushing and flossing skills, it is essential that regular checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatment, dental sealants, and custom mouthguards be available to keep their smiles healthy and strong. Our team will monitor your child’s oral development and make any treatment recommendations should we notice a change that might negatively affect their future smile.

Fluoride Treatment

Young woman in dental chair having fluoride applied to her teeth

As a natural mineral found in toothpaste, various foods, and tap water, fluoride is a powerful and effective form of oral protection. While many patients receive an appropriate amount of exposure each day, others who are prone to cavities can benefit from additional fluoride treatment. Dr. Moaz and Dr. Zakhem can provide a topical treatment that goes on quickly and painlessly. Penetrating the top layer of enamel works to strengthen teeth while also combatting decay in between appointments.

Dental Sealants

Illustrated row of teeth with dental sealants

When molars do not get the same kind of care as other teeth, it leaves their chewing surfaces vulnerable to bacterial accumulation. Most commonly recommended for children who are still learning how to brush and floss properly, dental sealants can be beneficial for patients of any age. As a plastic coating that is applied onto the back teeth, the sealant serves as a barrier to prevent plaque and food debris from penetrating and causing cavities to form.

Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards

Football player with mouthguard hanging from his helmet

Adults and children alike deserve appropriate mouth protection when engaging in contact sports. This is why our team at Unique Dental of Putnam is pleased to provide customized athletic mouthguards. Designed for optimal comfort and support, these oral devices are made from impressions taken of your smile. This ensures that they fit properly while also delivering maximum protection against unnecessary pressure placed on teeth and gums.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Hand holding a white nightguard

Similar to an athletic mouthguard is a nightguard. Used as a way to minimize the damage caused by bruxism (teeth grinding), you can wear this device at night while you sleep so that your upper and lower rows of teeth do not touch. This not only alleviates the possibility of wear and tear, but also reduces the tension and pressure placed on jaw joints, which, without treatment, can result in temporomandibular joint disorder.

TMJ Treatment

Illustrated x ray of head with jawbone highlighted

When chronic jaw pain is the result of a misaligned bite, appropriate treatment must be provided to avoid worsening symptoms. This is where our team can recommend equilibration/occlusal adjustment. This effective form of TMJ treatment involves altering (reshaping) certain teeth so that they work together correctly to create a more perfectly aligned bite. As a result, it reduces stress and tension placed on jaw joints, allowing for more functional and comfortable oral and facial movement.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Woman awake in bed looking at snoring man next to her

When frequent interruptions throughout the night cause you to wake gasping for air, it may be that sleep apnea is the culprit. At Unique Dental of Putnam, our doctors will help you receive appropriate testing so that a formal diagnosis can be made. We’ll also discuss ways to treat your sleep apnea so that you can get the rest you need while being able to breathe freely throughout the night.