Preventive Dentistry

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Preventive Dentistry

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Taking care of your teeth with proper dental care both at home and at our Cincinnati dental office will not only keep your mouth healthy but will hopefully decrease your likelihood of needing extensive dental care. Cavities, gum disease, decay, and other kinds of oral disease can become serious if neglected. That is why at Mary Ellen Wynn, DDS, we believe prevention is the best medicine.


The purpose of preventive care is to protect your mouth from tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems before they have a chance to develop in the first place. Preventive care will keep your teeth and gums healthy and will proactively treat any issues that arise before they have a chance to escalate to a serious level. Dr. Wynn and her team are committed to providing you with knowledge and tools to protect your smile!


Preventive dental care happens on a daily basis, between your visits with us. Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing them before you go to bed each night is critical to maintaining a healthy mouth. An added bonus to establishing this healthy habit for your life is a more efficient dental hygiene appointment — the other critical preventive step. Your hygienist won’t have to work as hard to scrape the plaque and tartar away if you keep it at bay on a daily basis!


What does preventive dentistry involve?

Preventive dentistry refers to any procedure or action that is designed to protect your oral health and prevent certain dental problems from developing.


At Mary Ellen Wynn, DDS, our preventive treatment begins with an examination and dental cleaning. Coming in regularly for cleanings can help our team keep your mouth in tip-top condition while looking for signs of any deeper problems. Detecting and treating issues early can save you from a great deal of pain and inconvenience down the road.


In addition to regular cleanings and examinations, we also offer:

  • Digital X-rays
  • Periodontal exams
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Orthodontic evaluation
  • Personalized hygiene instructions


During your examination at our Cincinnati office, Dr. Wynn and her team will take steps to educate you about potential health problems and the importance of proper oral hygiene. Our team is happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your health, hygiene, and treatment options.


If you are interested in learning more about preventive dentistry and how it can help protect your smile, contact our office.

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