This blog title may seem a bit overstated, but it’s true! Preventive dentistry saves you time, money, and effort. There’s also the pain factor. With regular dental checkups and exams, you are far less likely to deal with major dental issues that affect your lifestyle and budget later on.

Dr. Swartzentruber, Dr. Keahey, and our Carmichael Dental Care team provide general dentistry and more to prevent dental issues and solve any that you’re dealing with. Call 334-600-1423 to schedule an appointment at our Montgomery, AL dentist office. You’ll be treated with the respect you deserve from professionals who truly care.


Providing General Dentistry To Prevent Problems


Ensuring your smile remains in great shape over the years starts with an easy trip to our office. It’s here that Dr. Swartzentruber or Dr. Keahey determines how to best treat your smile with preventive techniques. These include:


Dental Cleanings

To keep your family’s smiles in excellent condition and free of cavities, dental cleanings are absolutely necessary. Cleanings are painless and prevent harmful bacteria from damaging your teeth. During your dental cleaning, we may also recommend fluoride treatment or fluoride varnish. Fluoride fights against bacteria that causes tooth decay, and it’s especially beneficial for younger patients who tend to love to eating cavity-causing foods and brush improperly.


Dental Sealants

Sealants act as a shield for your teeth. Once your teeth have been cleaned or treated for any existing issues, we can place sealants to protect your smile from decay.


Nonsurgical Gum Disease Treatment

To protect the rest of your smile, we’ll gently eliminate any infected tissue from your gums. We do this with a laser instead of a scalpel, which ensures a speedier recovery and a more beneficial outcome for your gums.


Customized Mouthguards/Nightguards

After examining and making an impression of your teeth, we will provide you with either of these oral appliances to protect your smile. If you like to stay active or are an athlete, our mouthguards prevent impact from harming your teeth or gums. If you’re dealing with teeth grinding at night, we offer comfortable nightguards or splints for you to wear while you sleep.


Dental Crowns

If your tooth has been treated for a cavity, root canal, or injury, your dentist can place a tooth-colored dental crown over it to protect it. These crowns are made of strong porcelain to ensure durability and total comfort while you chew any foods you like. They will appear natural in your smile.


Tips For Dental Care At Home


Dr. Swartzentruber and our team also ensure your smile is healthy day to day by offering professional advice for:

  • Best tooth brushing practices
  • The types of toothpaste you should use
  • Nutritional counseling based on your mouth’s condition
  • How to care for your smile if you’re received restorations or have oral surgery
  • Bad breath and dry mouth solutions


Using The Latest Technology To Benefit Your Smile


Dr. Swartzentruber and our team use current patient-friendly technology to examine your mouth’s condition, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras.

Digital X-rays allow us to get a crystal-clear look at what’s happening inside your smile. They’re also far safer than traditional X-rays since they reduce exposure to radiation by up to 90 percent. Intraoral cameras provide both you and us with high-definition images of your teeth and gums. You can actually see what we see on monitors and ask any questions while we’re examining your smile. We’ll also perform an oral cancer screening during your visit.

In addition, we can use laser technology to save your smile from gum disease. This treatment is more accurate than traditional oral surgery gum treatment, prevents unnecessary bleeding during your procedure, and ensures a faster recovery period.


Comfortable Care For You And Your Family Members


Our office is a place you’ll always enjoy visiting because our doctors and staff are caring and compassionate. We do understand it’s a “dentist office,” however, and we all understand why that could make you nervous if you suffer from dental anxiety. We are here to help you feel excellent while visiting us.

We offer headphones and TVs in every room to keep your mind off your treatment. If you want an extra couple of pillows, just ask. We also provide dental sedation if you’re nervous during any procedure.

Our dental sedation options calm your nerves so you can relax, yet they still allow you to communicate with us. We offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas and swiftly settles you into a more relaxed state. Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill before your treatment, and it puts you just on the brink of sleep while preventing you from feeling any distress.

Call 334-600-1423 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Swartzentruber. You can also reach our office to book a visit or ask questions using our online form. Our team is ready to help keep your family’s smiles looking and feeling great!