We care about your oral health because it is important to maintain good general health. Good oral health habits include regular dental exams and cleanings, as well as diligent at-home care. We create individualized oral health plans with our patients to make sure they are educated and able to keep their smiles happy and healthy!
Exams & Cleanings
Your biannual dental exam allows us to get a clear assessment on the health status of your mouth. We are able to diagnose any problems that we may see and construct a treatment plan for you. Early detection is important in treating any oral health issue! During our gentle cleanings, our hygienists will be able to clean out all of the impossible-to-reach areas of your mouth using special dental tools to give you a thorough cleaning. They will then polish your teeth, making them shine and feel extremely smooth. You’ll walk out of your cleaning appointment with a beaming smile and feeling refreshed!
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is well known and tested to help strengthen tooth enamel and protect teeth from decay. Two types of fluoride – topical and systemic – can be used to help your smile. Your dentist can recommend the best fluoride options at your next dental check-up.
Our digital x-rays allow us to immediately see the images, so there is no wait time for our patients. They are completely safe and reduce radiation by 80-90% compared to traditional dental x-rays. With your x-ray image, we will be able to see things we wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. We aim to detect any problems early on so treatment is much easier on our patients both physically and financially! So it is important to have your regular dental check-ups with your safe and easy dental x-rays.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are an important part of every dental exam. Early detection of oral cancer increases the likelihood of successfully overcoming the disease immensely. The examinations are quick and easy, we will simply check for any abnormalities in the neck, face, lips, throat, tissues, and gums. If we suspect something may be problematic, we will do further testing to find out if it is cancerous or not.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Our composite fillings are beautiful, tooth-colored restorations. Fillings are used to repair cracks, chips, fractures, or decay. Our fillings are typically placed in just one office visit. Your dentist will numb the tooth and remove any decay necessary. When the tooth has been properly cleaned, we will place the filling and properly shape it to fit your bite. We will then polish your filling to have it shine just like the rest of your teeth!
Dental checkups are just as important for children as they are for adults. We recommend having your child’s first dental checkup around their first birthday. Creating good dental memories at a young age will help your child have a better dental experience at each dental check-up! At Universal Smiles Dentistry in Edgewater, FL, kids matter! We take the time to make sure each child has a wonderful dental visit and that each parent has a chance to thoroughly understand the health of their child’s smile.