Preventive Services

New Albany, IN Dentist

Dentist New Albany, IN


Hygiene Maintenance

These appointments are incredibly important to better allow doctors and hygienists to monitor oral health, teach patients about prevention, and clean under the gum line where the toothbrush cannot reach.  These appointments help to promote healthy gums and teeth by removing plaque that can cause decay and gum infection.

Sealants

Sealants protect the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and should be applied as a child’s permanent teeth appear. Though typically placed on children’s teeth, adult molars can be sealed, provided a tooth does not show evidence of decay.  The sealants that we place are highly successful in preventing decay.

Fluoride treatment: Professionally applied fluoride applications help strengthen the enamel of your teeth, making it more difficult for a cavity to start. Fluoride also helps your crowns, fillings, and other restorations last longer by preventing new decay. Fluoride isn’t just for children!  We recommend receiving fluoride treatments every six months for all our patients.

Tooth Desensitization

Fluoride is also helpful to adults to reduce the pain and discomfort caused by exposed root surface (receding gums). Regular fluoride application helps eliminate root sensitivity. Our patients have found it helpful to have a series of fluoride treatments to reduce their sensitivity, followed by possible at-home applications.

Periodontal Maintenance

Once your mouth is restored to health, it is important that you make a commitment to maintain your dental health. To achieve this, it is important that you return on a regular basis for a routine examination, scaling, and root planning. Our hygienists will inform you of re-care intervals that best fits your needs.

Sonicare

The Sonicare is not your ordinary toothbrush.  This homecare instrument for disease control provides a superior brushing experience through its unique combination of precise high-frequency vibrations and over 62,000 brush movements per minute. The Sonicare brushes sold at Hartman Dental are excellent tools for periodontal patients, orthodontic treatments, porcelain veneers, patients with a lot of crown and bridge work and for overall hygiene maintenance.