A preventive (recare) program is a joint cooperative effort between you and our team to preserve your natural teeth, gums, and bones of the oral area by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in our dental office by the efforts of Dr. Kussman and the dental hygienists as they promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all part of an effective prevention program. Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.
Nitrous oxide, or commonly referred to as laughing gas, is available during your visit. Nitrous oxide works very rapidly – relaxation and pain-killing properties develop after 2 or 3 minutes. There’s no “hangover” effect – the gas is eliminated from the body within 3 to 5 minutes after the gas supply is stopped. You can safely drive home and will not need an escort.