Preventive Dentistry – Owasso, OK

Keeping Your Smile in Good Shape

If you currently have a healthy, beautiful smile, you need to be proactive about making sure that it stays that way. Everyone should make time to see the dentist at least once every six months. Dr. Lim can check your smile to see if there are signs of cavities, gum disease, and other problems that are best dealt with long before they can turn into emergencies. He is also able to see children and families. To schedule your next preventive dentistry visit with Dr. Lim, call our Owasso dental office today.

Why Choose Life Smiles of Owasso for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Comprehensive, High-Level Dental Care
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Highly Trained Dentist

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman receiving a preventive dentistry checkup in Owasso

Sometimes you may not notice the warning signs of cavities and gum infections on your own. Fortunately, our team can check for these problems during a routine dental checkup. We can also perform an oral cancer screening with the aid of CT scan technology. Additionally, we can clean your teeth and gums in order to get rid of the plaque and tartar that can pose a threat to your oral health when ignored for too long.

Fluoride Treatment

Young woman in dental chair with fluoride trays on her teeth

How can you make sure that your teeth are as well-protected as possible against decay? One important step to take is to give your enamel plenty of exposure to fluoride. You can typically find fluoride in toothpaste and other oral hygiene products, and many cities add it to their tap water. Additionally, you can also have a fluoride treatment performed at your next dental appointment. Don’t worry; not only is there no discomfort, but the treatment will typically only take a few minutes to complete.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Hand holding a white nightguard

Do you sometimes grind or clench your teeth in your sleep? This condition is called bruxism, and leaving it alone for too long could lead to severe dental damage. Our team can potentially find signs of bruxism while examining your teeth, and oftentimes we can help you keep your smile safe by giving you a nightguard. This simple oral appliance is enough to stop your teeth from grinding against each other, so you can enjoy a good night’s sleep without having to worry about what might happen to your smile.

Athletic Mouthguards / Sportsguards

Athletic mouthguard hanging from a football helmet

Even sports that don’t involve a lot of contact could still carry some risk of getting hit in the face or mouth. It’s always better to be safe than sorry where your smile is concerned, so if you’re an athlete (or have any loved ones who are involved in athletics), we encourage you to ask our team for a mouthguard. The big advantage of wearing a mouthguard is that the appliance will absorb the force of an impact, thus reducing the risk of the teeth suffering from any serious damage.

Frenectomies (Lip & Tongue Tie Treatment)

Close up of a person pulling back their upper lip

Some children have an overly restrictive band of tissue called a frenum that prevents them from moving their lips or tongue as freely as they need to. In many cases, the frenum can be released with a procedure known as a frenectomy. For this treatment, we use a state-of-the-art Fotona laser, which can help keep bleeding to a minimum and reduce recovery time. Please get in touch with us quickly if you think a frenectomy might be needed in your child’s case.

Non-Nutritive Oral Habits

Baby sucking their thumb

Does your child suck their thumb? This habit is harmless enough at first, but if it doesn’t stop between the ages of 2 and 4, it could result in an open bite or other orthodontic issues. If you’re worried about your child’s thumb-sucking, let our team know the next time you pay our office a visit; we can help you explore ways to put a stop to the problem before it leads to any truly serious consequences.