Preventive care saves money and time for Middletown area patients

The team at University Dental is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective dental care. With a focus on preventive care, we help patients in the Middletown area avoid the discomfort, inconvenience, and expense of extensive oral treatments.

The importance of professional hygiene

The mouth naturally develops plaque, a sticky biofilm of bacteria that leads to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral problems. Regular cleaning and exams keep your mouth sparkling clean, and aid in early detection of potential problems.

Other preventive techniques

Our dentists and hygiene team will recommend a preventive plan personalized to your oral health, lifestyle, and budget. It may include:

  • WaterPik oral irrigation that takes home hygiene to the next level.
  • An electric toothbrush to stimulate teeth and gums.
  • Colgate Prevident prescription fluoride toothpaste.
  • MI Paste, a topical tooth crème that re-mineralizes enamel with calcium and phosphate.
  • Dental sealants to keep cavity-causing bacteria out of crevices in molars.
  • Fluoride treatment for kids and adults, to strengthen enamel and combat cavities.
  • Deep cleaning that gets gum disease under control and helps to maintain periodontal balance.
  • Arestin, a time-release antibiotic placed in periodontal pockets to fight gum disease. It enhances the effectiveness of deep cleaning (scaling and root planing).
  • Peridex oral rinse to reduce soft tissue inflammation and treat gingivitis.
  • A custom-fit mouth guard to protect teeth and soft tissues from trauma.

Maintaining Health Mouth in Middletown

Maintaining Health Mouth in Middletown.
Maintaining Health Mouth in Middletown. Call (855) 908 3676

The maintenance of clean teeth and gums revolves around brushing and flossing. Place the toothbrush bristles next to the gum line, on the outer surfaces of the teeth. Brush gently using back and forth technique with the toothbrush. For the inner surface of the teeth place the bristles next to the gum line and brush in a circular motion. The inside of the mouth is where the most plaque accumulates. Brush the surface of the teeth where the chewing of food takes place, in the same circular motion. To clean those places between the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach. floss once a day to remove food and plaque before it can cause gum disease. So, eat a well-balanced diet, brush twice daily, and schedule regular checkups with the dentist.


Other preventive techniques

Our dentists and hygiene team will recommend a preventive plan personalized to your oral health, lifestyle, and budget. It may include:

  • WaterPik oral irrigation that takes home hygiene to the next level.
  • An electric toothbrush to stimulate teeth and gums.
  • Colgate Prevident prescription fluoride toothpaste.
  • MI Paste, a topical tooth crème that re-mineralizes enamel with calcium and phosphate.
  • Dental sealants to keep cavity-causing bacteria out of crevices in molars.
  • Fluoride treatment for kids and adults, to strengthen enamel and combat cavities.
  • Deep cleaning that gets gum disease under control and helps to maintain periodontal balance.
  • Arestin, a time-release antibiotic placed in periodontal pockets to fight gum disease. It enhances the effectiveness of deep cleaning (scaling and root planing).
  • Peridex oral rinse to reduce soft tissue inflammation and treat gingivitis.
  • A custom-fit mouth guard to protect teeth and soft tissues from trauma.

The value of prevention

We work hard to ensure that the cost of general dentistry services at University Dental in Middletown is reasonable and customary. Yet the expense of even a single filling, crown, bridge, root canal, extraction, or dental implant can easily exceed the annual cost of preventive care – especially considering missed work and travel time.

For quality dental care with a focus on prevention, call (855) 908 3676.