Preventative Dentistry in Atlanta, GA

Welcome to Upper West Midtown Dentistry in Upper Westside, Atlanta. Our experienced and compassionate dentists, Dr. Sharcola Vaughn and Dr. Tracie Praylo are dedicated to providing you and your family with exceptional care that keeps you smiling between checkups. One of the best ways to do that is to offer thorough preventative services to combat dental diseases before they ever start.

What is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is a proactive approach to oral health care that focuses on preventing dental problems and ensuring early detection and treatment of any potential issues. This can be routine exams, periodontal screenings, oral cancer evaluations, and routine dental cleanings. Prevention is the key to maintaining a lifetime of excellent oral health recommended by our dentist in Atlanta.
Preventative Dentistry in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry
Preventative Dentistry in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry

Exam and Cleaning

Dental cleanings and routine exams are the cornerstones of preventative dentistry. In addition to your cleaning, one of our dentists, Dr. Vaughn or Dr. Praylo, will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. This examination allows them to identify any signs of dental problems early on, while they’re reversible or easier to treat. They will check for things like tooth decay, gum disease, bite alignment issues, and other oral cancer. By detecting these concerns in their early stages of development, we can prevent further damage and help you maintain a healthy smile.

This exam will allow our dentist in Atlanta to diagnose your gum health and the appropriate type of dental cleaning. They could be one of the following: • Healthy Cleaning
• Gingivitis Cleaning
• Deep Cleaning (Periodontitis)

Our registered dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar that can otherwise lead to tooth decay and gum disease. They will also polish your teeth, leaving them smooth and bright as they lift away surface stains. This professional cleaning is essential to remove the buildup that cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing alone.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is a serious and life-threatening condition that affects thousands of Americans each year. However, when detected early, it has a higher chance of successful treatment. As part of our commitment to your overall health, our dentists perform thorough oral cancer screenings during your regularly scheduled check-ups. They will carefully examine your mouth, lips, tongue, throat, and surrounding tissues for any abnormalities or signs of oral cancer or precancerous tissues.

During your screening, our dentists will look for signs of red or white patches, sores that do not heal, lumps, or other suspicious areas. If any concerning signs are found, further diagnostic tests may be recommended. Early detection of oral cancer is crucial for timely intervention and improved treatment outcomes. By including oral cancer screenings as part of our preventative dentistry services, we prioritize your overall well-being.
Oral Cancer Screenings in Atlanta, GA - Upper West Midtown Dentistry

Schedule Your Exam Today

We invite you to schedule a consultation with us to discuss your dental needs and goals. During this visit, we will conduct a thorough examination, assess your oral health, and provide professional recommendations to enhance your preventative care routine. Our team will educate you on proper brushing and flossing techniques, offer guidance on diet and lifestyle choices that promote oral health, and address any concerns or questions you may have. To keep your smile healthy, we recommend a preventative checkup every six months.

Schedule your new patient appointment at Upper West Midtown Dentistry today, and take the first step towards a healthier and happier smile!