Richard P. Viloria, DDS

10127 Cherry Lane
Lenexa, KS 66220

Preventive Dentistry in Lenexa

 

Visiting a family dentist in Lenexa can help you prevent cavities and gum disease. Dr. Viloria specializes in preventive dentistry treatments. Our goal is to keep patients from experiencing painful and expensive dental procedures through proper education on caring for teeth and gums. We also focus on helping our patients understand lifestyle factors and health risks that may increase the likelihood of developing oral health issues.

Dr. Viloria's Tips for Healthier Teeth & Gums

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Preventive dentistry can save you time, pain, and money down the road.

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How can you focus your efforts on reducing the risk of oral health problems? Dr. Viloria has found the best, most effective way to avoid serious dental problems is by focusing on preventive home care. Regular brushing and flossing goes a long way in reducing oral health problems. Combining your at-home dental efforts of brushing and flossing with regular dental cleanings and examinations by your Lenexa dentist will reduce the risk of developing serious oral health issues. Follow our simple tips for a healthier mouth:

At New Horizons Dental Care, we focus on preventive dentistry treatments designed to reduce the risk of patients developing serious oral health problems. Here are some of the preventive dental treatments we provide:

Preventive Dental Cleanings

Healthy teeth and gums do not come easy! You need to be actively involved in your dental care on a daily basis to reduce the risk of bacteria causing gum disease and tooth decay. We recommend patients come in twice a year for regular dental cleanings and examinations. Our expert dental team will clean your teeth and below the gums to remove bacteria that could lead to infection. Dr. Viloria will examine the teeth and gums to look for any signs of concern. During these dental screenings, we will discuss health risks and changes in your lifestyle that could increase the risk of oral health problems. Regular dental exams can make a large impact in the overall health of your teeth and gums. For a dental exam and cleaning, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Dental Sealants

One way we help our patients reduce the risk of cavities is by using dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings placed on the tops of molars. Dental sealants are designed to protect all the crevices within a tooth, which often end up with decay concerns. Dental sealants are designed to be an extra layer of protection during your daily life. We do recommend dental sealants for children as they can often struggle to properly clean the molars far in the back of the mouth.

Mouthguards

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From dental sealants to fluoride treatments, we can help you prevent more serious dental problems.

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Contact-heavy sports, while very fun and a great form of exercise, can be risky to your teeth. We recommend patients get fitted for mouthguards to keep them from getting knocked out.

A mouthguard is also beneficial for patients that grind their teeth and for patients that have sleep apnea. Different mouthguards serve various purposes to aid in providing oral health benefits. Contact our office to discuss your mouthguard needs, or problems with teeth grinding concerns.

Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Lenexa is used to treat inflamed, bleeding, or even infected gums. If you chew and constantly have pain in the gums, or you notice your gums are receding, you need to contact our office for gum disease treatment. Dr. Viloria will examine your gums to determine what gum disease stage you are currently in, and what treatments are most effective. Some patients see rapid recovery after a dental cleaning and at-home treatment. Other patients will need scaling and root planing, which is designed to remove bacteria below the gum line, which is causing infection. Periodontal therapy is recommended three or four times yearly for patients at-risk for gum disease.

Fluoride Treatment

Younger patients are excellent candidates for fluoride treatments, as it will help to strengthen the growing teeth and gums. Fluoride aids in improving the enamel of the teeth, making it harder for bacteria to infect the teeth and gums. We recommend bringing children in for their first dental visit between the ages of 1-3. We will teach children how to properly brush their teeth so they can reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. Learning how to care for teeth and gums at a young age can go a long way towards having healthy teeth and gums as an adult.

Mouthwash Treatment

Certain patients are at-risk for a higher concentration of bacteria in the mouth. Prescription mouthwash is designed to prevent the risk of infection from bacteria. Mouthwash aids in removing excess food, plaque, and bacteria in hard-to-reach areas between the teeth and below the gums. We do recommend rinsing with mouthwash daily to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Advanced Dental Treatments

For patients currently dealing with dental disease in some way, contact our Lenexa dental office to discuss your needs. Teeth with several fillings can continue to cause pain and problems for years without effective treatment. We will assess your current oral health situation to determine if dental crowns are a better option as they will protect the root of the tooth from decay. If the root of a tooth becomes infected, it can lead to root canals or possibly, extractions. If you do have missing teeth, we can provide treatments like dental bridges to help protect the teeth and gums. Dental implants are another treatment used when a patient is missing a tooth. No matter what your dental needs are, New Horizons Dental Care is here to protect your oral health! Schedule a consultation today and be on your way to a healthier smile.

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