Preventative Care

Preventative Care

Wickham Dental Care offers a full range of preventative care options to help you maintain optimal oral health and avoid serious problems in the future. Through regular checkups, Dr. Kumar and his experienced team use the most advanced technology to detect gum disease, cavities and any other problems. If we do find any issues, we’ll develop a treatment plan to keep your gums and teeth healthy, and your smile beautiful.

Use the links below to find out more about our services. If you have any additional questions about our care options, or if you would like to set up an appointment, please contact us.

Oral Exams and Cleanings

Our team recommends patients get two exams and professional cleanings annually to detect existing and potential problems with the health of your teeth and gums. Your oral exam includes a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Kumar. Your cleaning will remove plaque and tartar build up from teeth above the gum line and is performed by our dental hygienist.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer symptoms are often not visible until the disease has progressed, therefore making early diagnosis and treatment critical to your health. At Wickham Dental Care, Dr. Kumar offers this quick and painless screening during routine dental exams. We recommend the procedure once a year for non-tobacco users, and twice a year for patients who use tobacco products.

Sealants

Dental sealants provide a protective layer over your teeth to help prevent tooth decay. The sealant material is applied directly to the surface of the tooth to prevent bacteria from getting into the spaces between your teeth. This procedure is often recommended for children as a preventative measure against cavities.