A Great Smile Starts with Visiting Your St. Peter Dentist!

Jun 19, 2017

Did you know that you can spot major health issues that concern your whole body in your mouth first? The same goes for someone in good health—signs of a healthy body will be shown in the mouth first. Both Valley View Dental and the American Dental Association acknowledge that exceptional oral health plays a key role in how the rest of your body works. That’s why we recommend visiting your St. Peter dentist every 6 months for comprehensive preventive care.

Finding a caring dentist that offers the preventive services you need to keep your smile strong and beautiful can be difficult. Dr. Jennifer Miller offers the great, well-rounded services that can help your reach and maintain optimal oral health.

Checkups & Cleanings for All Ages

Keeping your regular dental appointments every six months dramatically improves overall health and dental health despite age. That’s why we offer preventive services like dental exams and professional cleanings for children, teens, and adults alike.

During your regular visits, you can expect these things to be examined: oral tissues, your head and neck, and inner workings of your mouth. This visual dental exam is used to spot issues like tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, and oral cancer that most patients wouldn’t notice or pay attention to themselves.

Right after your dental exam, Dr. Miller will carefully clean the plaque and tartar buildup from the areas of your mouth that you may have missed while brushing and flossing. Although this isn’t many patients favorite part of their dental visit, this systematic cleaning will help lower your risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and general health issues that can be catalyzed by lingering dental bacteria.

Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

Dr. Miller works hard to prevent problems from occurring in your mouth—not just address them last minute. That’s why Valley View Dental offers dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

Dental sealants

High-risk patients for tooth decay may be recommended to have a simple liquid sealant placed onto the surfaces of their teeth to further stabilize their teeth. We can complete this treatment conveniently during your six-month checkup.

Fluoride Treatments

A simple, quick fluoride treatment can dramatically reduce your chances of developing tooth decay and cavities. Typically, fluoride is for our younger patients, but we offer it to any patient who has a history of decay or considered to be a high-risk patient. Again, it’s a simple coat that’s applied to your teeth and further strengthens your teeth.

Oral Cancer Screenings

As your family dentist in St. Peter, we see how loved ones have had to struggle with their family members suffering from oral cancer. It tears families apart. There is a silver lining to this dark cloud: oral cancer screenings from Valley View Dental. If you notice the signs of oral cancer in its initial stages, your chances of surviving the disease are almost doubled! That’s why every appointment, Dr. Miller believes it’s important to take the time to look for symptoms of cancer, even if you don’t consider yourself to be a high-risk patient.

When was your last dental appointment?

A healthy, gorgeous smile starts with great preventive care. Each time you visit your dentist, we will develop a custom treatment plan for you. Ultimately, we want to help you reach your optimal oral health. Contact our office today and start working towards your smile goals.

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