Oral Health Maintenance for the Whole Family
Daily brushing and flossing alone may not be enough to protect your oral health, especially if you’re dealing with jaw pain or bleeding gums. At the dental office of Dr. Franklin A. Landers, our Boynton Beach dentist has the tools and skills to protect your oral health.
We’re proud to provide customized preventive dental services to patients in Greenacres, Boca Raton, and Highland Beach, FL. Discover how preventive treatments can benefit your dental and overall well-being.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
The goal of preventive dentistry treatments is to protect your smile’s integrity. Whether defending against unhealthy bacteria, preventing the worsening of pain, or stopping infection at its source, our preventive dentist in Boynton Beach is the best dentist for the job. When combined with at-home oral hygiene, preventive services can help keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
Our Preventive Dentistry Services
Dental sealants shield your teeth from unhealthy bacteria by creating a protective barrier. Dr. Landers will paint your teeth with the sealant, covering every ridge and groove of your tooth. Sealing these areas decreases your chances of developing cavities. While dental sealants are typically recommended for children, patients of all ages can enjoy the benefits of this treatment.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is crucial to chewing, speaking, and smiling. If you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), you may experience lockjaw, teeth grinding (bruxism), persistent jaw pain, and more. We offer TMJ treatments to alleviate your jaw pain. Because we take a patient-oriented approach to care, Dr. Landers will customize your TMJ therapy to meet your individual needs.
Laser Gum Therapy
Periodontal (gum) disease can wreak havoc on your oral health if left untreated. That’s why we offer laser gum therapy to address gum disease in an efficient and painless matter. This minimally-invasive technique gently heals the soft tissues of your mouth as it evaporates diseased tissue. Because of this, you can enjoy a shorter recovery period.
If Dr. Landers deems a tooth too far gone for a restorative treatment, he may determine tooth extraction as the best course of action. Tooth removal is sometimes the best option for protecting oral health from infection. It may also be necessary for addressing overcrowded teeth and preparing your mouth for orthodontic treatment. Our dentist will ensure your extraction is as painless and stress-free as possible.
Our pediatric dentistry services help your child maintain a healthy smile while learning oral hygiene habits that’ll serve them a lifetime. We recommend bringing your child to our pediatric dentist in Boynton Beach when their first tooth emerges. We provide professional cleanings, exams, and other treatments to promote good oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Insurance may cover a portion of preventive dentistry costs, but it depends on your plan’s coverage. We recommend contacting your provider to learn more about your benefits. Dr. Landers will provide a cost breakdown of your treatment at your initial consultation. We also accept payment with CareCredit, a third-party financing company that covers out-of-pocket fees.
Preventive dentistry focuses on defending your teeth from harm, cavities, and infection. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing or replacing damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. The two may be used to rebuild and protect your healthy smile.
Cavities, infections, and jaw pain can have devastating effects on your oral health. Preventive dental treatments prevent these issues from occurring and progressing to allow you the freedom to smile with confidence. Without preventive care, your teeth may be more prone to plaque, tartar, decay, and more. Schedule a visit with our dentist near Boca Raton, FL to learn if you’d benefit from preventive dentistry.
Preserve Your Healthy Smile With Dr. Landers
When your smile needs an extra shield against harm and bacteria, our preventive care has you covered. Discover how Dr. Landers can keep your smile looking and feeling its best by scheduling an appointment at our Boynton Beach office today by calling (561) 736-2122. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form to request more information.