Preventative Dentistry Specialist

Brett R. Warn, D.D.S. -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Premier Dental Arts

Brett R. Warn, D.D.S.

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lawton, OK

Of all the services that Dr. Brett R. Warn provides, preventive dentistry may be the most important. Preventive dentistry is the best way to get in front of common dental issues before they get out of hand, and to ensure early diagnosis of serious dental conditions before they pose a significant health risk. Take your first step towards proactively caring for your teeth: Schedule an appointment with Premier Dental Arts in Lawton, Oklahoma today.

Preventative Dentistry

Do I really need to come in for a semi-annual dental cleaning?

If you have already established excellent oral hygiene habits, then you’re off to a great start! That said, annual cleanings are an important part of maintaining your dental health and should not be missed.

The staff at Premier Dental Arts uses cutting-edge technology to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from not only the visible surfaces of your teeth, but also the surfaces that lie just below your gumline.

What are the benefits of a semi-annual dental check-up?

Aside from the deep cleaning available at Premier Dental Arts, you also benefit from an annual dental exam. During your appointment, Dr. Warn examines your teeth and gums for any signs of tooth decay, alignment issues, or gum disease.

If he detects any issues are noted, he discusses your treatment options, and advises you on how to restore your healthy smile. As with most health concerns, taking a proactive approach is the best way to tackle problems early and ensure a positive outcome.

Can sealants or fluoride treatments improve dental health?

Sealants can help prevent cavities in adults and children.

Natural teeth have lots of small crevices and contours on the chewing surface, and these provide perfect places for food and plaque to hide. Even with regular brushing, it’s easy to miss some of these particles, which is why molars are the most common site of dental decay.

Sealants are created when a thin coating of plastic is carefully painted on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. This forms a protective shield that keeps food and plaque from setting up shop.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that plays a central role in the healthy development of teeth during childhood and adolescence. Adults can often benefit from fluoride treatments as well, especially if they have the following conditions:

  • Gum disease
  • Frequent cavities
  • Braces or crowns
  • Dry mouth

Fluoride supplementation can come in many forms, including liquids, gels, foams, and even oral supplements.

Dr. Warn is happy to help you find the best option for your particular needs, so use the online tool to schedule your next annual dental check-up.