Exams and Cleanings
General & Preventive Dentistry That’s Personal
Preventive care is the best way to keep both your oral and overall health in check. Relax and prepare for a comprehensive dental exam designed with your entire body in mind.
Our regular exams last about an hour, providing enough time to check for any issues such as cavities, signs of tooth decay, and periodontal problems (gum disease). We’ve created a thorough exam protocol to put you at ease when it comes to treating your dental needs.
We take the time to make sure your teeth are polished and free of harmful debris such as tartar and plaque that can lead to further damage. Your teeth will feel clean, your mouth refreshed, and your confidence renewed.
Dr. Winegar may also recommend a fluoride treatment that takes just a few minutes to apply, with benefits that help maintain a long-lasting smile, less susceptible to decay. We typically administer fluoride treatments topically every three, six, or 12 months.
Due for an exam? Looking for a new practice to meet your needs? Call our Georgetown office for a new, gentle dental experience that’s stress free. Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so schedule your next visit today.
Our team is ready to take care of you and your family.
Call the experienced Trade Winds Dental team today to schedule your appointment.
Periodontal (gum) disease affects not only your gums and teeth, but can lead to more evident problems elsewhere. This troublesome infection causes tooth loss and other health problems such as heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes if left untreated.
Bacteria is to blame for gum disease, also referred to as gingivitis in the earliest stages. It presents itself in the form of irritated gums that are red, swollen, and tend to bleed easy. If left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis, causing further damage to teeth and gums that’s harder to treat.
That’s why during each checkup, we thoroughly examine your gums for signs of gum disease to make sure teeth and the rest of your body aren’t in danger. Should treatment be required, we’ll assess your personal needs to develop a plan of action. Nonsurgical options like at-home periodontal trays, scaling, deep cleaning work well. Some patients may also require surgery or dental implants, depending on severity of the case.
Good oral hygiene at home is the best way to prevent gum disease, along with a healthy diet and routine visits to our office.
Keeping teeth clean and cared for with regular checkups will ensure you’re free of gum disease. Call us today for an appointment!
Sometimes you need a strong barrier for added insurance and prevention of further damage. Dental sealants do just that, helping to protect teeth from cavities.
Easy and quick to apply, sealants are usually quite useful in sealing out plaque and food particles that like to work their way into vulnerable areas in a tooth – especially on the chewing surfaces of back teeth or molars where brushing and flossing don’t always reach properly.
We’ll help your teeth stay strong and healthy by applying a protective, plastic coating that bonds with the surface of tooth. Sealants are effective in children and young adults, but can also benefit our adult patients as well.
Ask us about how sealants can help your teeth stay free of cavities for a smile that’s healthy and happy for years to come.
Oral Cancer Screening
Dr. Winegar and the Trade Winds Dental team are committed to ensuring not only your oral health is at its best, but that your overall health is in superior shape too.
This is why our team conducts oral cancer screenings as part of your regular exam to look for early signs and help detect any abnormalities early.
Common symptoms can include:
- Red or white spots and sores
- A lump, thickening, or a rough spot
- Pain, tenderness, and numbness on the mouth or lips
- Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking
Our simple visual screening allows us to look for anything out of the ordinary that could be cause for concern. A quick brush test designed to collect cells that are then sent to a lab for analysis may also be necessary.
Early detection is key with oral cancer, but prevention is best. We recommend our patients avoid tobacco products, limit alcohol consumption, enjoy a healthy diet, and limit exposure to the sun. You’re mouth, mind, and body will thank you.
Oral cancer can be treated if caught early.
Schedule your next appointment today, and be sure to discuss any concerns with our team.
We’re here to help!
Emergency Dental Care
Need emergency care? Know you’re in good hands with the knowledgeable Trade Winds Dental team. We understand that life happens and sometimes teeth require a quick response designed with your comfort and health in mind – when stress and anxiety are high.
Call the practice anytime to find out how we can help in the case of an emergency. We always do our best to make sure problems are tended to as soon as possible. There’s no dental emergency to big or small, we’ve seen it all, including:
- Broken, cracked teeth
- Broken jaw
- Knocked out permanent teeth
- Toothaches and more
Don’t wait in pain for help with a dental emergency.
Call us today for the comfort and care your and your mouth deserve.
Mouth and Nightguards
We spend a lot of time restoring and perfecting our patients’ smiles, so it makes sense to protect their teeth from damage that can occur in sport or even in sleep.
It’s may seem a little absurd that we need to keep our teeth safe during sleep, but it’s actually more common than you might think. Why? It’s all because of teeth grinding or bruxism. When we’re busy resting, sometimes our mouths are busy clenching. This can be harmful to teeth, and jaw and facial muscles. We often find patients who do this have significant enamel loss, cracked teeth, and even recurring headaches. Customized nightguards are effective and easy to create through a non-invasive process where impressions of bottom and top rows of teeth are created.
Whether you’re on guard on or even off the playing field, mouthguards are important to help keep teeth safe while you or your kids are making plays. Custom-created mouthguards fit comfortably so you can keep your head in the game and your teeth in place.
Keep your smile safe with a customized mouthguard from Trade Winds Dental.
Call us today to schedule an exam and fitting!