Preventive Dentistry in Johnstown: Stop Dental Problems Before They Start
At Elements Dental of Johnstown, most of our attention goes towards preventive care, because while we’re able to fix a wide variety of dental issues, we’d rather help you avoid them in the first place. This approach will keep your smile looking and feeling much better over time, and it will also keep your dental care costs nice and low! With just two preventive appointments each year, we can give your entire family beautiful, healthy smiles that you never have to worry about. To schedule your next preventive appointment. contact us today
Checkups & Cleanings
With gentle care, minimally invasive procedures, and advanced technology, we can restore and enhance the natural beauty of your smile, and it all starts with checkups and cleanings. Dr. Cindy Wolt performs thorough examinations on every patient to identify problem areas and prevent them from becoming more serious issues. And if going to the dentist isn’t your favorite activity, let us know, and we will do our best to minimize your stress and keep you as comfortable as possible during your exam.
Our team will perform a thorough periodontal assessment at every dental exam to check for the signs of periodontal or gum disease. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, often marked by a redness and soreness of the gums. If untreated, gum disease can progress and ultimately lead to heart disease or stroke. Regular checkups and treatment at Elements Dental are your best defense against gum disease.
If you or your child regularly participate in sports, make sure everyone’s teeth are protected with a mouthguard because dental injuries are actually one of the most common sports injuries! We can provide you with your own custom-made mouthguard that will be specially-designed to fit your teeth, making it much more comfortable and better at defending your smile compared to anything you can buy at the store.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, or do your teeth look like they’ve been worn down? If so, you may be suffering from bruxism, a condition where a person unconsciously clenches their jaw and grinds their teeth while they sleep. Over time, this can cause the teeth to weaken, break, and it can even strain the jaw! With a nightguard, fortunately, we can keep all of this from happening. It is a small, custom-made mouthpiece that you’ll only wear to bed, and it will provide a protective barrier between your teeth to keep them safe during the night.
Should you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, whether due to an accident or a severe dental infection, you can always turn to our practice for immediate help. Just give us a call, and we’ll do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible and relieve your pain.
Elements Dental is happy to see patients of all ages, young and old! We’ll make sure that your child’s visits to the dentist are always light, fun, and enjoyable. Our staff will focus on making their appointments exciting learning experiences by turning their oral health into an adventure. We even give away "prizes" that will bring a smile to your child's face. Our kid-friendly dental solutions will help them establish a foundation for a lifelong commitment to strong oral health and hygiene.