Preventive Dentistry Louisville

Preserve Your Oral Health

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When it comes to preserving the health of your teeth and gums, preventive care is key. Dr. Garland offers a range of preventive dentistry services here in Louisville to help minimize plaque and tartar buildup, prevent cavities, and address serious and common oral health issues as early as possible. Whether you’re battling the symptoms of gum disease, experiencing jaw pain related to TMJ disorder, or it’s just time to schedule your bi-annual dental checkup and cleaning, give our office a call so we can plan your visit!

Why Choose Hurstbourne Dental Care for Preventive Dentistry?

  • We See Patients of All Ages
  • Caring & Welcoming Dentist & Team
  • In-Network with PPO Dental Insurance

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist once every six months for routine checkups and cleanings to maintain a healthy smile. One of our dental hygienists will begin your appointment by collecting any important diagnostic information, like X-rays, and professionally clean your teeth. You’ll then receive a detailed examination and oral cancer screening from Dr. Garland to confirm whether there are any lingering oral health problems, like cavities and gum disease. If he spots something, our team will provide you with a treatment plan to address it and help you schedule any necessary procedures before you leave.

Children’s Dentistry

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Our team doesn’t just treat adults—we also see children! That way, you can take care of your entire family’s dental needs under one convenient roof. We’re happy to accommodate family schedules to the best of our ability, and we offer a wide range of kid-friendly preventive dentistry treatments to help ward off the threat of cavities and ensure proper oral development. We do our best to create positive and educational experiences for our young patients so they feel excited to return to our office.

Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride is a mineral that’s found throughout nature, including in the soil, fresh fruits and vegetables, and even the air. However, most people are familiar with the fact that it’s also added to community water sources. This is due to its ability to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities. If we notice that you or your child may not be receiving enough fluoride, we can supplement it by placing a fluoridated gel onto your teeth following your cleaning.

Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and the most common oral health concern in the world, estimated to impact one out of every two adults in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Garland offers scaling and root planing, also known as a deep cleaning, to minimize the build-up of harmful oral bacteria and help your body fight off the infection.

TMJ Treatment

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Do you wake up with a lingering tension headache, jaw pain, or neck and shoulder pain? These are all common signs of TMJ disorder. Our team can help diagnose the underlying cause of your condition as well as ease your discomfort with a custom occlusal splint. This is worn as you sleep and will help shift your jaw into its ideal position, easing the stress and strain from the joints and surrounding muscles.