Preventive Dentistry in Seymour, TN

Protecting your smile and dental health has never been more critical. We now know that clear links and connections exist between periodontal (gum) health and overall health. Taking good care of your teeth and oral health means that you're also protecting your general well-being.

Preventive teeth cleanings and examinations every six months guard against tooth decay and cavities. We can detect these concerns early when they're easier to treat with a simple procedure like a tooth filling. 

Dr. Corey and Dr. Haley also screen our patients for gum disease during every preventive examination. The earlier we detect gum disease, the more successfully we can manage it with less invasive treatment.

The Oral Systemic Connection

Early gum disease (gingivitis) is an inflammation of the gum tissues and bone that support and surround your teeth. Advanced gum disease (periodontitis) impacts your jawbone and can even result in tooth loss in severe cases.

Science has shown us a definite connection between the inflammation that causes gum disease and that which causes other chronic problems like: 

  • Heart disease
  • Complications during pregnancy
  • Dementia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure

We understand that the bacteria that cause gum disease can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body and contribute to these systemic health concerns and vice versa. So, if you suffer from gum disease, you might likely encounter other health problems.

How Preventive Dentistry in Seymour Protects Your Smile

When you brush and floss, it can be easy to miss plaque in hard-to-reach places in your smile. During your professional teeth cleaning, our hygienist removes the excess plaque and bacteria that contribute to problems like gum disease or tooth decay.

Our dentists will also perform a thorough oral examination to ensure that your current dental restorations are healthy and functioning correctly. In addition, they will screen you for early warning signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. When we detect problems early on, we can help you save stress, money, and time in the dental chair.

Visit Seymour Dental Associates Every Six Months

The American Dental Association recommends that healthy patients visit their dentist every six months to help them avoid dental problems.

Those managing gum disease may need a few additional teeth cleanings throughout the year. Our dentists will determine the dental hygiene schedule that will help you successfully keep your gum disease under control if needed.

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Cleaning and Checkup?

We're welcoming new patients at Seymour Dental Associates!

Dr. Corey and Dr. Haley would love to meet you if it's time for your next preventive dental care appointment. Even if it's been a while since you've visited the dentist, you'll find a welcoming, friendly, and judgment-free environment when visiting our Seymour dental office. Call us at (865) 579-3368.