Preventive Dental Care for Aspen and Basalt
Regular professional teeth cleanings are important for your present and future oral health. These important visits not only allow us to remove built-up plaque and stains from your smile but also give us the chance to identify potential concerns with your oral health so they can be treated.
Your thorough teeth cleaning at our office includes a review of your medical history, x-rays (only when necessary), removal of plaque and stains, and a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and soft tissue including an oral cancer screening. We'll also discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health and give you recommendations to improve your at-home dental care.
Nightguards help protect you from the effects of grinding your teeth while you sleep. Mouthguards help keep your teeth safe while playing sports, preventing expensive and painful injuries. We can fit you for the custom molded guard that you need in our Basalt office.
Elevate Dental Wellness knows the importance of oral health on your overall health, and because of this, we want to help cure our patients of their oral inflammation. During an exam, we’ll examine your gums and look for inflammation or bleeding, which are signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to pain, receding gum lines, and even the loss of your teeth. When the disease is identified early, the progression of the symptoms can be halted or even reversed with proper treatment and care.
Sealants are a powerful tool in preventive dentistry. Primarily on children but also for adults, the application of dental sealants can help prevent tooth decay on the chewing surface of your teeth. Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach will determine if using a sealant is the right option for your dental health, and if it is, they and the dental hygienist will apply a safe, BPA-free sealant themselves.
Patients who suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain can benefit from a custom-fitted occlusal splint and bite adjustment. This can realign the jaw joints and help the chewing system in your mouth work correctly.
Establishing healthy oral hygiene habits at a young age will keep children from experiencing problems later in life. We do everything we can to make your child’s visit to the dentist as fun, positive and stress-free as possible.