Dousman Dental Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7:00a – 6:00p

Friday: 7:00a – 2:00p

Sat – Sun: Closed

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Preventive Dentistry Dental Examination Procedure – What to Expect

Regular preventive dental care does more than protect your teeth and gums – it’s a window to your overall health. Regular dental check-ups at Dousman Family Dentistry help doctors frequently detect or prevent chronic illnesses before they can become serious while helping you maintain a bright, confident smile. The mouth provides many clues to things going on in the body.

At a typical preventive appointment, you will first meet a dental hygienist, who will do a basic exam, teeth cleaning, and fluoride application (if necessary). Digital x-rays, which offer a more comfortable and detailed diagnostic images at lower radiation levels, may be taken as well.

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Preventive Dental Services Keep Your Teeth Strong, Healthy, and Beautiful

Our doctors and staff carefully evaluate the overall health of your teeth and gums, identify tooth decay or other areas of concern and identify alignment or bite problems that may need to be addressed. Sealants or fluoride treatments (through age 16) are often used to protect against cavities. We will also talk with you about any recommendations we have about how to maintain strong and healthy teeth at home.

Periodontal Disease Screenings and Exams

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is the number one reason for tooth loss. It’s also connected to numerous chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, premature births, stroke, and osteoarthritis.

For example, gum disease is four times more common in patients who have rheumatoid arthritis than in those who don’t.  As part of our preventive exams, you’ll undergo screening not just for gum disease, but also oral cancer and temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) problems.

Comprehensive Dental Care Close to Home

Our doctors will then perform a more comprehensive exam and talk with you about any recommendations for next steps related to the exam or provide education and instruction for oral hygiene.

Through regular preventive visits you can ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy, address issues before they become serious or require more expensive dental work, and discover any illnesses that may be present.

Schedule a preventive dental exam in Waukesha County with the doctors of Dousman Family Dentistry.

Insurance Coverage for Preventive Dental Care

Dental cleaning costs can vary as can you insurance coverage. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to contact your insurance on your behalf to help you learn the full scope of your benefits. No insurance? We offer flexible payment plans to help everyone achieve a healthy smile.