Preventive Dentistry
Columbus, OH


Preventative Care at Raptou Family Dental, Columbus, OH. A healthy smile starts with a professional family dentistry. At Raptou Family Dental, helping your entire family learn the techniques and procedures to having a healthy smile is our top priority. Our team has taken measures to accommodate the needs of all of our patients from their first tooth to their last one.

We take each of our patients into consideration using:
•  Gentle and Efficient Cleaning Techniques
•  Caring, Highly Trained Professionals
•  Experienced Team of Specialists
•  Calm Environment with Your Needs in Mind

At Raptou Family Dental, we are invested in meeting all of your dental needs, from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery. Our preventive services can help you have a healthier mouth. We take exceptional care of your oral health. Keep reading for more details about the preventive dentistry services we offer.

Oral Hygiene Instructions


Oral hygiene is important, learning how to properly care for your teeth can make a significant impact. We want to keep our teeth healthy, we need them to perform so many tasks every day, including biting, chewing, and even controlling the airflow when you speak. Additionally, your teeth play a crucial role in the integrity of your jawbone. Helping your teeth be clean and strong can play an important role in your oral health and your overall health.

Professional Cleanings


Having your teeth cleaned by our professional hygienist plays an important role in your oral health. We use this time to remove hardened plaque and to check the health of your gums. We will note any changes to your gum tissue, including gum recession or gum pockets increasing in size. Finally, we will provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques and answer any questions on how to improve your oral hygiene..

Dental Exams


A dental exam is important because it allows us to take a closer look at the structures within your mouth. We will look at development, and check for disease or damage. We recommend that you have at least two exams a year in concurrence with your dental cleaning. Finding problems while they are still small and easy to manage can save you time in the chair and expense.

Oral Cancer Screening


Part of your dental exam is an oral cancer screening. This screening is quick and painless. With simply a probe in hand, we will look for tissue that is out of the ordinary, this could include changes in color, texture, and the development of bumps or lumps. Finding any of these anomalies is not necessarily a symptom of cancer, but we may ask to take a closer look through biopsy to rule cancer out as a possibility.

Dental Sealants


The placement of dental sealants is a great preventive tool for patients who need extra help with the grooves of their teeth. Sealants are a plastic layer that adheres to the pits of your molars and serves as a barrier between the tooth and any bacteria. We recommend sealants for all our young patients as their new permanent molars come in. We also recommend sealants for any patient who has areas on their molars where food and plaque easily becomes stuck and is difficult to remove.

Fluoride Treatments


Our enamel is constantly losing and rebuilding minerals. Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth and prevent the incidence of tooth decay. We can help your enamel rebuild with a fluoride treatment. This will provide added strength and help you have healthier teeth.

Kid's First Visit


Your child should be seen by a dentist earlier than you might think. Dental health begins while your child is in the womb and continues through their life. We have services, tips and guidance for children of all ages. In general, we like to see children for their initial visit around the age of one. We will discuss how to properly care for their early teeth, tips to maintain healthy teeth, and information moving forward.

Dentistry For Kids


We understand that your child, just like you, needs professional dental care, even if they only have baby teeth. Your child’s baby teeth may be temporary, but they play a crucial role. From speech development, to learning the tools to having a healthy smile, and allowing your child to consume a wide range of foods, we want these teeth to grow and develop as healthy as they can.

To learn more, give Raptou Family Dental a call at (614) 427-0449 today!

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