Achieving excellent oral health isn’t just a one-time accomplishment, like winning a race – it requires a lifelong commitment.
At Weber Family Dentistry, our team would love to partner with you and your loved ones to help everyone enjoy stronger, happier teeth well into the future. Our variety of preventive services helps us catch dental problems at their earliest, most harmless stages and effectively treat them to avoid further damage. Please contact us today in Lincoln if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule the first visit.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We encourage every member of the family to attend a professional checkup and cleaning at least twice each calendar year, or once per six months on average. These visits are important because our team will have the opportunity to fully assess your current oral health and pinpoint any issues as they arise, potentially saving our patients from more extensive damage and cost later down the road. We’ll also clear away decay-causing plaque and tartar and polish the teeth for a healthier, smoother smile.
If you or a family member regularly participate in sports where physical contact (whether with other players or hard objects) is a possibility, protecting your smile from potential harm should be a top priority. At Weber Family Dentistry, we can design a custom-made athletic mouthguard (also known as a “sportsguard”) that is head and shoulders above the “one-size-fits-all” appliances you’d find at the store. This device will fit comfortably in the mouth, provide optimal durability and protection, and is even flexible enough to allow for easy breathing and speaking.
Fluoride can be found in countless oral hygiene products and even most likely in the water that comes out of your kitchen sink at home – but why? Regular exposure to this natural mineral can actually greatly benefit your smile, strengthening the tooth enamel and fighting off decay through remineralization. If our team determines that you or your children could benefit from additional fluoride, we can provide professional treatments as a part of checkups and cleanings.
Scaling and Root Planing
When plaque and tartar develop along and under the gum line, it’s impossible to remove it with at-home brushing and flossing alone. This is because bacteria has reached underneath the gum line, which can only be accessed by scaling and root planing, a specific treatment also referred to as “deep cleaning.” During your time here, Dr Steve Weber will make sure you are prepared for your periodontal cleaning. Stopping this bacterial process that leads to periodontal disease, bone loss and eventually tooth loss is very important.