Preventive Dentistry in Kansas City
Your KC family dental health starts at home, with good oral hygiene habits for the whole family. Daily brushing and flossing helps to reduce the likelihood of plaque build-up, gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss, not to mention reducing the need of costly or uncomfortable restorative dental treatments. (Though at Blacker Family Dental, we try to make them as affordable and comfortable as we can!) During your next visit, talk to your KC family dental hygienist about your role in preventing gum disease and tooth decay, including how you can get a Philips Sonicare Flexcare PLATINUM electric toothbrush that makes brushing more efficient AND more fun!
Bi-Annual Dental Visits
Even if you brush and floss every day, that doesn’t mean you get to skip seeing your KC family dentist! According to Dr. Mitch Blacker, bi-annual cleanings and screenings are some of the most important things you can do for yourself to maintain good oral health. And that doesn’t just apply to you; it goes for the whole family! We treat patients as young as 3 years old and even younger if the need arises.
At Blacker Family Dental, we’ll be happy to schedule you 6 months in advance for your next cleaning and screening, and we’ll send email and text reminders as it gets closer to time for you to come in! In addition to getting your teeth cleaned by one of our friendly dental hygienists and examined by Dr. Blacker, your regular visits also include oral cancer screenings and occasional X-rays to make sure that everything is in good shape!
Special Preventive Care Considerations
Besides regular trips to see your KC family dentist, preventative care includes other special considerations such as sealants and fluoride treatments that strengthen your enamel, mouthguards for sports to help protect your teeth, and orthodontics such as Invisalign clear braces to keep them where they belong. As a KC sleep Specialists, Dr. Blacker also offers sleep evaluations that can help you to stop snoring and sleep better than you ever have before!
Recent Dental Innovations
Our commitment to your dental health means that we’re always looking for the newest and best dental innovations to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best! We’ve recently added an Isovac dental isolation system to help you feel more comfortable while procedures are being performed, as well as Piezo Ultrasonic Scalers for more comfortable and efficient scaling and cleaning. The Piezo Ultrasonic Scaler can use either warm or cool water, whichever you prefer! We’ve also recently added a 3M True Definition Scanner which can reduce the need for many dental impressions. And those are just a few of the innovations that we’ve introduced to improve our practice here at Blacker Family Dental!