Preventive Dental Care in Orlando, FL

What is Preventive Dental Care?

Preventive dental care involves establishing healthy oral hygiene habits that help prevent common dental issues, such as cavities and gum disease. Our goal is to empower our patients to avoid or even reverse these potential problems before they start.

Preventive Dentistry in Orlando, FL – Illume Dental Studio

What to Expect at your Preventive Dental Care Appointment

Professional Cleaning

Our dental hygienist will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, removing calcified buildup in hard-to-reach spaces.

Diagnostic X-Rays

Intermittent digital X-rays allow us to detect early signs of disease when treatment options are more conservative.

A Comprehensive Exam

Dr. Do will thoroughly evaluate your smile to screen for issues like bone loss, tooth decay, TMJ disorder, oral cancer, and more.

Personalized Treatment Planning

From modified oral hygiene instruction to planning restorative dentistry, we’ll educate you about your options and why we recommend what we do.

Scheduling your follow-up appointment

For most people, scheduling preventive checkups every six months is ideal.

Preventive Treatment Options

Prophylactic Dental Cleanings

If you have healthy gum and bone tissues without a lot of tartar buildup, a preventative dental cleaning is all that you need. These cleanings help you maintain a healthy smile and reverse the early symptoms of gingivitis or tooth demineralization.

Periodontal Care

Our patients with active gum disease will require a series of “deep cleanings” or periodontal scaling and root planing visits. These soft tissue therapy procedures are essential if there is evidence of bone loss, periodontal pocketing, or heavy buildup below the gumlines.

Digital X-Rays

Dr. Do relies on digital imaging to examine areas that are not visible to the naked eye. Such as between teeth, around the roots, and below the chewing surfaces where cavities may form.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is an extremely dangerous disease that can affect almost anyone. Early screenings are key when it comes to successful treatments and higher survival rates.

Dental Sealants

We recommend protective sealants for young children to reduce their risk of cavities in hard-to-clean spaces. Sealants are typically applied on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars).

Night Guards

If you tend to clench and grind your teeth at night, it can take a toll on your smile and your dental work. A protective night guard is a smart piece of insurance to have on hand! It can also help reduce your risk of TMJ disorder and frequent headaches.

Preventative Dentistry F.A.Q.

How do I brush my teeth properly?

Angle your toothbrush toward your gum tissues and apply a slight amount of pressure. Make short vibrating or back and forth strokes on one or two teeth at a time. Brush for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, making sure to clean the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of all teeth. Brush at least twice a day.

How do I floss properly?

To floss, wrap the string in a “C” shape around your tooth and glide it up and down several times, including below the gums. Then lift the floss up and over your gums before moving to the adjacent tooth.

What's the difference between Prophylactic Cleanings and Periodontal Cleanings?

Preventative (prophylactic) cleanings are only for individuals with healthy gums to help maintain a state of good dental health. But periodontal cleanings are required if there is active disease deep under the gum tissues as a means to eradicate infection to prevent tooth loss.

Is Preventive Care covered by Dental Insurance?

Most preventative dental services—such as cleanings and exams—are covered by dental insurance at 80-100%, depending on the plan you carry. Some services—such as dental sealants—also have age restrictions.

Dedicated to oral health

Dr. Do and the team at Illume Dental Studio strive to provide care that is transparent, effective, and effortlessly comfortable. Our mission is to deliver exceptional patient service while elevating your experience with the latest advancements in dentistry. Visiting our Orlando office is like a spa day for your smile, where you'll experience painless and rejuvenating treatments that boost your confidence.