Preventive Care

Preventive Care

Dr. Chris Pottorff and the team at Advanced Dental and Implant Care are strong advocates of preventive care. Preventive dentistry focuses on making sure that you avoid developing damaging dental conditions such as tooth decay, implant failure, and gum disease so that you can enjoy a healthy smile throughout your entire life. This includes a combination of recommended routine checkups, proper home care, and may also include wearing a night guard.

We offer a number of preventive dental treatments to help you keep your smile in the best possible health. These services include dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, oral cancer screenings, and dental implant maintenance appointments. We also specialize in All-on-4 implant hybrid bridge maintenance, including a your required annual removal to make sure the supportive implants are healthy. Visiting our office regularly ensures that we detect and treat any early signs of damage before they become more extensive, costly, and painful.

Dr. Pottorff and our Hygienist Kim recommend that you follow these guidelines to help minimize your chances for developing tooth decay and gum disease:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!

  • Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Floss will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

  • Maintain a balanced, healthy diet with a limited amount of very sugary or acidic foods.

  • Remember to schedule regular checkups with Dr. Pottorff and our Hygienist at least every six months for a professional teeth cleaning, dental exam, and oral cancer screening.

To learn more about preventive care, we invite you to call or visit us today. Also, please see our Oral Hygiene Section for more detailed instructions for great home dental care!

Our mission statement

A Beautiful Practice For All Your Dental Needs

“We believe providing our patients with a better experience is the best way to ensure they have healthy, attractive smiles that last a lifetime. We go above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable, even at the most basic level. We understand going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience but with our office, it doesn’t have to be. So when you visit us you will see what sets our office apart from other dentists and implant specialists. From routine dental care to perfect natural looking implants and cosmetic dentistry, we promise you will be impressed. Schedule your visit today!”