Preventative Dentistry

Looking for Preventative Dentistry in Green Hills, TN? Choose Hillsboro Dental. Our Dental clinic has served our local Nashville community for 30 years and is rated 5 stars in service.

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Looking for preventative dentistry services?

Preventive dentistry is dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It’s a combination of regular dental check-ups along with developing good habits like brushing and flossing. Taking care of your teeth starts early in childhood and extends throughout the course of your life.

Preventative Dentistry Services

At Hillsboro Dental, we provide a comfortable dental experience that preserves and protects your smile.

Occlusal Guard

Night Guard

Sports Mouthguard

Sealants

Silver Diamine Flouride

Types of dental guards

Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.

frequently asked questions about

Occlusal guards are removable devices that fit over the teeth and are used to help prevent the wearing down of teeth during sleep due to grinding and clenching. Sometimes these guards are also worn during the day if the patient’s problems are more severe than just the average teeth grinding problems.

Teeth grinding or clenching, also known as bruxism, is pretty common and can be painful and destructive to teeth. Luckily, there are options on the market for night guards to anyone that clenches and grinds while they should be sleeping.

Some signs you may be a teeth-grinder are waking up with dull headaches, jaw soreness, face pain, and fatigue since it can disrupt sleep.

Night guards can help protect your teeth and result in healthy sleep. Inquire about night guards with Dr. Medwed.

Sports mouth guards are tools used to protect athletes from percussive or impact caused tooth injuries. These types of mouth guards can protect upper and lower teeth. 

frequently asked questions about sealants

While adults and children can benefit from sealants, it’s better to get them at an earlier age. As soon as children’s permanent molar teeth come in, they should get sealants. Children’s first permanent molars usually come between ages 5 and 7, and their second permanent molars come in between ages 11 and 14. Children at higher risk for tooth decay will benefit the most, so ask your dentist about your child’s risk for dental disease.

Adults at high risk for tooth decay may also benefit from sealants

What are Sealants?

Dental sealants are a thin coating that is painted on teeth to protect them from cavities. 

What is Silver Diamine Flouride

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is applied directly to cavities to instantly stop the process of decay. More invasive treatments are typically required to treat decay once the caries process has begun to erode teeth—until now. 

frequently asked questions about SDF

Studies have determined that silver diamine fluoride is a safe and effective way to rapidly treat tooth decay and exposed roots.

When silver diamine fluoride was applied only to carious lesions, impressive prevention was seen for other tooth surfaces. SDF has been used in adults to prevent and arrest caries on exposed root surfaces.

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(615) 292-4479

Daily hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Thursday

Address: 4219 Hillsboro Pike Ste 101, Nashville, TN 37215