Regular examinations at Olson Family Dental are essential to promoting good oral and dental health by detecting problems before they get worse, or preventing them altogether. Below are some of the preventive services that our practice offers.
Regular examinations, by Dr. Karl Olson and Dr. Matthew Olson help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat.
Kid's teeth need dental care, just like grown-up teeth. Regular exams by Dr. Karl Olson and Dr. Matthew Olson can help to identify any abnormalities in your child's oral development, and can minimize the impact of decay on your child's health by catching cavities early.
Applying a fluoride varnish protects a child's primary (first) teeth from decay. Once children have their permanent teeth, dental sealants may be applied for the protection of the back teeth or molars.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. This is why it's important to protect your teeth while you sleep by wearing a bite guard.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. The treatment methods that our dentists diagnose will depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed.
During your dental visit, Dr. Karl Olson and Dr. Matthew Olson can talk to you about your health history and examine these areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.