Preventing Dental Problems in Colchester
Let us help you enjoy a full, healthy smile for a lifetime to come. Our philosophy is centered on your overall wellbeing — and a big part of that is keeping your smile safe from cavities, gum disease, and other issues. Preventive dentistry includes checkups and cleanings, dental sealants, children’s dentistry, and much more. We welcome patients from Colchester, Vermont, as well as Burlington, Shelburne, Essex Junction, and South Burlington for superior preventive care. Schedule an appointment today!
Checkups & Cleanings
With a routine checkup and cleaning every six months, we can keep your smile sparkling clean and healthy for a lifetime. Regular visits to our office help us spot potential issues sooner, and early detection allows your dentist to provide the quickest, most conservative treatment for renewed smile health.
Dental sealants are thin coverings that are painted onto the surface of the premolars or molars. Here, deep grooves can trap food particles and allow plaque and bacteria to weaken the tooth enamel and cause cavities. Children, who are especially at-risk of decay, can benefit the most from dental sealants (but patients of all ages can enjoy their preventive help). Dental sealants are applied within minutes and can provide significant protection against tooth decay.
If you have an aching, popping jaw or frequently experience the sensation of lock jaw, you may be suffering from TMJ/TMD. Bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, is likely to occur as a result. Protect your teeth and reduce the incidence of jaw clenching and teeth grinding with therapy for TMJ/TMD or bruxism. With occlusal adjustments or splints, we reposition your upper and lower jaw to help them fit together properly and take strain off your TMJ.
It’s impossible to plan for a dental emergency, but your dentist is prepared. We handle broken teeth, toothaches, knocked out teeth, or anything else that’s causing you pain. Don’t visit the emergency room for a problem that your dentist is equipped to handle more efficiently.
Some of the situations we frequently treat as emergencies include:
- Knocked out teeth
- Dislodged teeth
- Severe toothache/abscess
- Broken dental work
- Something stuck between teeth
Call us as soon as the unexpected happens to you or a loved one. We will evaluate the situation and determine a time for you to come in given the severity of the emergency. If you’re bleeding profusely or have broken a bone, do seek emergency medical attention immediately. But for most dental emergencies, stay calm and call Liscio Dental ASAP!
Your child has special needs when it comes to dentistry, and you want to choose a dental team that welcomes young patients with open arms. That’s us! We love our littlest patients, and we feel honored to put children on the track to a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles. Bring your child in for their first visit around age one, then every six months after age three. Dental sealants and fluoride treatments provide preventive help for older children.
Gum Disease Therapy
Gum disease takes a toll on your health. Your mouth is the entry point to the rest of your body, and infections in the gum are likely to spread. The majority of Americans are suffering from gum disease. If you are, too, it’s time to seek gum disease therapy from your dentist in Colchester.