Preventative Dentistry

Dental Exams and Cleanings in Independence, MO

Preventative Dental Care in Independence, MO - Meiners DentistryYou probably realize that you should visit Meiners Dentistry at least once every six months for a professional cleaning and evaluation, more often if you have oral health issues. What you might not know is that your oral condition is tied directly to your general health. Research has shown that periodontal disease and tooth loss have an impact on cardiovascular, endocrine, and even pulmonary health.

Home brushing and flossing are crucial, but you also need periodic evaluations by Dr. Meiners. These visits allow him to ensure your mouth is healthy and that there are no hidden problems or trouble on the horizon.

Deep Cleanings

Occasionally, you may also need a scaling and root planing, better known as a deep cleaning. If you have active periodontal disease or tartar below your gumline, this procedure can do a lot to get your mouth back into shape. Our team will clean beneath your gums in this non-surgical procedure, flushing away harmful bacteria and debris. Of course, we will be sure to keep you comfortable the entire time.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments aren’t just for kids and young adults.  One of the fastest-growing segments of tooth decay is in the adult and geriatric population.  Modern fluoride varnishes are an excellent service for the prevention of tooth root decay and are also an excellent service to protect crowns, bridges, and veneers.

Don’t neglect your health. Make sure to schedule your preventative care appointment now by calling us at (816) 252-3545.