in Minneapolis, Minnesota
At Greenway Dental, we take a conservative approach to dentistry, which means that we always keep your total-body wellness in mind and we’ll never recommend a treatment that isn’t absolutely necessary. Conservative dentistry places a large emphasis on routine preventive care. Our goal is to help patients enjoy a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles with minimal dental issues and required treatments. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Contact us to schedule your checkup!Schedule Online
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry is the first line of defense when it comes to safeguarding your smile. By taking a proactive approach to your oral health, such as brushing and flossing regularly and attending your biannual dental visits, you can maintain healthy teeth and gums and treat any dental concerns while they’re still minor. Preventive dentistry can save you from more costly, complex dental procedures down the road!
Teeth Cleanings & Exams
According to the American Dental Association, everyone should visit the dentist every six months for a routine checkup, which usually involves a teeth cleaning and exam. Dental checkups are a great way to keep your smile in great shape and they also give our team a chance to catch any potential issues while they’re still small.
While most patients can be seen two times a year for a routine cleaning and examination, individuals with gum disease should be seen more often. At Greenway Dental, we will work with you to determine what type of dental cleaning is most appropriate for your specific situation as well as how often to be seen to maintain optimum oral health.
It’s natural to have grooves and crevices on the chewing surfaces of teeth. However, these grooves can be breeding grounds for cavities and decay. We use dental sealants (plastic, clear coatings) to fill in the crevices in order to prevent bad bacteria and food debris from collecting inside of them.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is a key player in strengthening and preserving tooth enamel. Fluoride can be found in drinking water and in most toothpaste, but sometimes, our teeth (especially children’s) need an extra fluoride boost. After your cleaning is complete, we can quickly brush on some fluoride which can make a world of difference for your smile.
Custom Sportsguards & Nightguards
Whether you are participating in contact sports or grinding your teeth at night, we can create a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth, jaw, and overall oral health. Mouthguards create a thick barrier between your teeth and anything that can damage them. With professional-made mouthguards, you can ensure that your mouth is protected.
Sleep Apnea Appliances
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder caused by the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapsing and blocking the airway during sleep. To combat OSA, we can create a custom sleep apnea oral appliance that repositions your jaw to keep your airway open while you sleep. Our oral appliances can help you get the good night’s sleep that you deserve!