Preventive Dentistry – Hillsboro, OR

Keeping Smiles Looking & Feeling Their Best

Preventive dentistry is essential when it comes to combatting tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth and soft oral tissues can suffer from bacterial accumulations brought on by poor oral hygiene and unhealthy foods. At The Dentists at Orenco Station, we aim to reduce the risk of cavities and periodontal disease while ensuring our patients remain in a comfortable and positive environment. Call us so we can help you with scheduling!

Why Choose The Dentists at Orenco Station for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Dentists with Extensive Training & Experience
  • Intraoral Cameras Used to Improve Patient Education
  • Patients Can Expect a 5-Star Experience

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

Twice each year, you are encouraged to visit our team for dental checkups and cleanings. Designed to minimize the potential for decay and disease, we will thoroughly examine your smile using digital X-rays and our intraoral camera before removing accumulated plaque and tartar that might otherwise negatively impact your smile. Before you leave, we’ll also suggest various products and tips to help improve your oral hygiene habits at home.

Oral Cancer Screenings

With a visual examination, our dental team will conduct an oral cancer screening during your regular checkup. This process is quick, painless, and can potentially save your life. During the screening, we will check for abnormalities such as lesions and other problem areas that might lead to oral cancer. If we find anything of concern, we’ll direct you to receive further testing.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that many dentists use to minimize the potential for dental decay. Its contents penetrate the tooth enamel to help strengthen it over time while also combatting any bacteria or plaque that may try to cause cavities later on. Applied during a regular exam, this quick and painless form of treatment can safeguard teeth between appointments.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, often occurs at night. Although you may be unaware that you are clenching your teeth while you sleep, the effects often show up in the form of worn-down tooth enamel and extensive jaw pain. With the help of a custom-made nightguard that is worn on the upper row of teeth, it can create a barrier that prevents teeth from touching and allows jaw muscles to remain more relaxed throughout the night.