Preventive Care Specialist

Strauss Dental

Comprehensive Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Oregon City, OR

Taking care of your teeth means seeing your dentist even when you don’t experience signs of an oral health problem. Seek preventive care every six months or more often if your dentist recommends it. At Strauss Dental in Oregon City, Oregon, Julie Stauss, DMD, and her experienced family dentistry team offer comprehensive dental exams and cleanings to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Schedule your next preventive care appointment with Strauss Dental over the phone or online today.

Preventive Care

What is preventive care?

Preventive dental care at Strauss Dental involves routine teeth cleanings and exams to detect signs of tooth decay or gum issues before serious complications occur. Seeing the Strauss Dental team every six months can significantly reduce your risk of oral health problems, and keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.

What happens during preventive care appointments?

Your personalized preventive care appointment is based on your age, dental health, and health history. Examples of preventive care services the Strauss Dental team offers include:

Medical history review

Your provider reviews your medical and dental history to develop a personalized preventive care dental plan that best matches your needs.

Routine teeth cleaning

During a routine cleaning, your hygienist cleans your teeth by scraping off plaque using special dental instruments. They floss your teeth and use professional-grade toothpaste to polish and clean teeth thoroughly.

X-rays

Dental X-rays help your dentist detect signs of teeth and gum problems they can’t see with a visual inspection.

Dental exams

Your dentist examines your teeth and gums to look for signs of decay, infection, and gum disease.

Sealants

Strauss Dental providers can apply sealants made of a special protective coating to the chewing surface of teeth to protect them and help prevent decay. 

Mouth guards and occlusal guards

Wearing mouth guards when you play sports or occlusal guards at night when you sleep helps prevent tooth trauma, grinding, and generalized wear-and-tear. 

Will I require treatment?

After a dental exam, your Strauss Dental provider lets you know if treatment is needed for tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems. You may require a filling, inlay or onlay, crown, dental bridge, root canal, or other restorative treatment.

The Strauss Dental team also offers cosmetic dentistry services including teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign®, dental implants, and more to give you the beautiful smile of your dreams. 

How should I care for my teeth at home?

To practice preventive care at home floss every day, brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, and attend routine dental cleanings and exams every six months. 

Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice and popcorn kernels. Call to schedule a preventive care appointment at Strauss Dental today or use the online booking tool.