Our dental office is more than capable of treating the dental problems you and your family face, but we’d prefer to actually help you avoid those problems in the first place. Here in Glastonbury, CT, we offer dental checkups, cleanings, and other preventive services designed to identify sources of oral damage and discomfort at the earliest stages to provide valuable support against them. With Dr. Brad Heim and Dr. John Carroll's help, your smile can thrive for many years to come! Contact us today to schedule your first visit, or if you have any questions for our team about preventive dentistry in Glastonbury, CT.
Maintaining a diligent oral hygiene routine at home is crucial for your smile, but even the most focused brushers and flossers can end up falling victim to dental problems that go unnoticed by an untrained eye. That’s where routine appointments come in. We recommend that patients in Glastonbury and surrounding areas visit our dental office at least twice a year for an in-depth checkup and cleaning.
During your evaluation, our doctors’ main goal is to create a comprehensive picture of your oral health, closely inspecting teeth, gums, bite, existing restorations, and much more with the help of digital X-rays. Once we have all of this information and your valuable input, we develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs and exceeds expectations. Additionally, patients undergo a professional dental cleaning with our dedicated staff, which involves the removal of bacteria-filled tartar and plaque from the mouth and a refreshing polishing.
We pride ourselves on providing a family friendly atmosphere here at Heim & Carroll DMD, LLC. When your child is ready to attend routine dental appointments, we’d love to welcome them and get them started on the path towards lifelong oral health and happiness with our gentle, friendly approach. Checkups are sure to reveal any developmental problems we’ll need to watch out for, and preventive services like dental sealants and fluoride are available as well for additional protection.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is produced by rocks and can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables, the air, and other elements. It’s also added to local water sources for its dental health benefits of strengthening tooth enamel to decrease risk of cavity development. If you don’t receive enough fluoride in your daily diet, we can provide you with a fast, simple, and completely painless fluoride treatment after each of your checkups and cleanings to help ward off the threat of cavities.
When oral cancer is diagnosed at its earliest stages, its treatment success rate is much higher than when it has a chance to spread to other areas of the body. Dr. Heim & Dr. Carroll want patients to stay safe and healthy, which is why our team conducts semi-annual oral cancer screenings at each of your checkups and cleanings. During the examination, we’ll inspect your oral tissues, neck, and lips in search of any signs of the disease. If we do spot anything out of the ordinary, we’ll refer you for immediate additional testing.
Are any of the following symptoms familiar to you?
If so, you may be suffering from bruxism or even the more serious TMJ disorder. Our Glastonbury dentists often help relieve these symptoms with a customized nightguard to prevent the unconscious act of grinding and clenching teeth as you sleep.