Preventive Dentistry – Hammond, IN

Setting Smiles on the Right Track

At United Dental Centers of Hammond, our dentists emphasize the importance of preventive dentistry in Hammond, as it is the most effective way to set smiles on the right track. Offering dental exams, teeth cleanings, nightguards for bruxism, oral cancer screenings, and fluoride treatments, we’ll work to give your teeth and gums the attention they deserve so that they remain cavity- and disease-free between appointments. Call us today if it has been more than six months since your last dental appointment.

Why Choose United Dental Centers of Hammond for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Enhanced Imaging with Digital Dental X-Rays
  • We Welcome Dental Patients of All Ages
  • Serving Hammond Residents for 30+ Years

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Doctor Fried performing a dental checkup in Hammond

Oral health problems come in various forms. Whether it is cavities or gum disease, these can often be prevented with the help of regular six-month dental checkups and teeth cleanings. These visits allow us to use innovative dental technologies and diagnostic imaging to check for signs of common dental issues as well as clear away accumulated plaque and tartar on your teeth and gums. By the end of your appointment, you’ll receive helpful tips to keep your smile healthy between visits.

Fluoride Treatments

Young girl receiving fluoride treatment in dental office

If you’re looking to strengthen tooth enamel and better protect against decay, consider asking us about fluoride treatments. These quick, easy, and painless applications can occur during a regular preventive dental checkup, leaving your teeth safeguarded against harmful oral bacteria and food debris. These add-on fluoride treatments are ideal for anyone who is at high risk of cavities or who does not receive enough fluoride through other means like toothpaste, tap water, or fruits and vegetables.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Close up of mouth with small amounts of redness between teeth

Although there are many risk factors associated with oral cancer, many of those diagnosed never practice the unhealthy habits that are commonly linked to this terrible disease. With more than 50,000 people expected to be diagnosed this year, it’s imperative that early detection occur. At United Dental Centers of Hammond, our team of dental experts will perform a visual examination during your regular checkup to ensure there are no abnormalities that might point to oral cancer. If any are found, we will refer you to a local physician for further testing.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Person holding dental nightguard

Do you wake up with a sore jaw or headache? Do your teeth feel worn down? You may be grinding or clenching your teeth at night. Also known as bruxism, this bad habit can wreak havoc on your oral health. We can offer a customized nightguard that you can wear while you sleep, which serves as a barrier to protect your teeth from touching throughout the night. This will allow you to get better rest and avoid more serious symptoms associated with bruxism.