Preventive Dentistry in Terre Haute, IN

Keep your teeth and gums healthy at Elite Smiles Dental.

Routine dentist visits save smiles

A simple checkup at the dentist can easily prevent and treat dental problems.

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Going to the dentist twice a year for a routine visit may be more important than you realize. The truth is, your oral health plays a huge factor in your overall health, and small problems like early tooth decay or signs of gum disease can quickly turn into something more serious.

Preventive dentistry in Terre Haute, IN at Elite Smiles Dental makes your visits easy with modern, gentle techniques for early diagnosis and treatment to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.

Our preventive services include:

  • Dental hygiene
  • Dental exams
  • Digital X-rays
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Sealants
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguards
  • Oral cancer screenings

It’s always easier and less expensive to prevent dental problems, so schedule your checkup today.

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Find out why Elite Smiles Dental recommends regular checkups and hygiene care.

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Greater understanding

An in-depth exam with digital X-rays helps you understand your dental health and identify risk factors for future problems.

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Fresh education

You’ll learn how oral health affects your whole body health, plus our dental team teaches you how to best care for your smile.

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Better wellness

Preventive dentistry decreases the chance of developing more serious problems like inflammation, tooth loss, and disease.

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More savings

Early detection of tooth decay and gum disease makes treatments simpler, so you spend less time and money at the dentist.

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Improved confidence

Natural beauty is the best kind, and a smile that feels good and looks good gives you the power to feel confident wherever you go.

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Everlasting results

A healthy and beautiful smile for life is possible, but you have to stay proactive with preventive dentistry at Elite Smiles Dental.

How preventive dentistry at Elite Smiles Dental works

Customized care gives you the best experience and results.

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Regular dental exams and cleanings at Elite Smiles Dental in Terre Haute, IN promote a beautiful smile for life. The key to our success relies on proper diagnosis and open discussions about your oral health.

Our dental practice lets you know what to expect before we begin so that we can move at your pace and ensure maximum comfort.

  • Step 1
    We perform a complete dental exam, X-ray review, and oral cancer screening. Our general dentist shares the findings to help you understand your current dental health and the best ways to improve it.
  • Step 2
    In addition to easy-to-follow preventive dentistry tips and regular cleanings, our dentist may recommend periodontal therapy for gum disease, dental sealants for areas prone to cavities, and mouthguards for signs of bruxism (teeth grinding).
  • Step 3
    Follow your dentist and hygienist’s advice to ensure a beautiful and healthy smile, and return for any follow-up care. If you experience a toothache or signs of gum disease, please contact us right away to treat your problem before it worsens.

Preventive dentistry in Terre Haute, IN is a simple process. So even if you haven’t been taking the best care of your teeth or are overdue for an exam, we’re here to guide you back on track – one small step at a time.

FAQ about preventive dentistry

  • What is preventive dentistry?
    Preventive dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy for life.

    Decay and gum disease are the top reasons for embarrassing and costly tooth loss and repairs, but both are easily preventable.

    By understanding how to care for your smile and maintaining regular checkups and cleanings at your local dentist, you increase your chances of maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile.

  • What are the components of preventive dentistry?

    Preventive dentistry is a team effort, and you have to put in the work to make it work. Care for your smile at home and visit the dentist twice a year for checkups.

    At-home care tips to prevent cavities and tooth decay:

    • Brush and floss daily
    • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush
    • Choose an ADA-approved toothpaste
    • Maintain a healthy diet
    • Wear a sports mouthguard if needed
    • Use a nightguard to prevent grinding

    In-office preventive dentistry services include:

    • Detailed exams
    • X-rays and imaging
    • Oral cancer check
    • Dental hygiene
    • Periodontal care
    • Protective mouthguards
    • Dental sealants
  • Can dentists tell if you don’t brush or floss?
    Yes, your dentist and hygienist can tell if you don’t brush or floss. But the good news is, we won’t make you feel bad about it.

    Our goal isn’t to lecture, put you down, or cause stress. Rather, we’re here to partner with you to maintain or improve your dental health.

    Schedule your dental checkup in Terre Haute, IN at Elite Smiles Dental to get your teeth and gums back on track and prevent health complications.