Key West preventive dentist

Maintain a Healthy Smile

General & Preventive Care

General dentistry and preventive care are essential to protecting your teeth and gums from common dental health issues. With proper oral hygiene and regular appointments at Southernmost Smiles, we’ll keep your smile free of gum disease and tooth decay, and we’ll be able to catch any small issues before they become bigger problems.

Prevent Cavities & Gum Disease

General Cleanings & dental X-Rays

During routine cleanings, our dental hygeinist will examine your smile, clean your teeth and gums, and check for signs that you may need further treatment. With a comprehensive oral exam and a series of x-rays from Dr. Weber, you’ll have peace of mind that your smile is in great shape and that any small issues are diagnosed as soon as possible.

Reverse Tooth Decay

Fluoride Treatments to Prevent Cavities

This completely non-invasive, efficient treatment consists of a fluoride-rich gel or paste that is applied directly to your teeth. When this highly concentrated fluoride solution is placed on your teeth, it can help prevent cavities and even reverse minor cases of tooth decay (sometimes called “soft spots”). Soft spots occur when the enamel weakens, but hasn’t been completely destroyed. Fluoride helps strengthen these spots and can halt the beginning stages of tooth decay before cavities are fully formed.

Prevent Cavities

Dental Sealants to Improve Oral Health

Dental sealants consist of a special type of dental resin that is applied to the rear molars after a cleaning. The resin is then hardened using a UV light and forms a barrier that prevents bacteria from directly contacting teeth. In turn, this prevents the buildup of acid that causes tooth decay. Dental sealants can last up to 10 years, adding another layer of protection between your smile and common dental health issues.

Deep Cleanings

What to Expect from Periodontal Treatment

A deep cleaning may be necessary if you show signs of the early stages of gum disease. During this treatment, we will remove bacteria and plaque from between your teeth and gums, and use special tools to smooth out the roots of your teeth. You will usually be numbed for a deep cleaning, and the process typically takes two appointments of about 45-60 minutes each. When your cleaning is complete, we may prescribe an antibacterial mouthwash or pill to help eliminate any infection and inflammation.

Caring For Little Smiles

Pediatric Dentistry

According to the American Dental Association, children should begin seeing a dentist at 12 months or when their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. Routine six-month cleanings and oral exams will ensure that your little one has a smile free of issues like cavities and gum disease. Regular appointments also help our team keep an eye on your child’s oral development, which enables us to catch any issues early.

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