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Improve Oral Health with Preventive Dentistry in Lenexa

Lenexa preventive dentistry patient receiving dental checkupBy offering our patients comprehensive dental care, Dr. Dennis Ayer hopes to not only treat dental problems, but stop tooth decay, gum disease, and other unwanted conditions before they even begin. Regular check-ups, cleanings, home care, and other preventive services will create a strong foundation for your oral health and help you achieve a smile that’s as confident as can be in Lenexa, KS.

Dental Cleanings & Checkups

Maintaining healthy, happy teeth and gums for life is a worthwhile goal, and one that comes with a diligent foundation of regular check-ups and cleanings. The American Dental Association strongly recommends that patients of all ages attend two of these appointments each year, and Dr. Ayer couldn’t agree more. During this time, he and the rest of our team will carefully inspect every aspect of your oral health, from your teeth to your soft tissue to your bite, in order to discover any possible problems or damage. By doing this, we can form a complete picture of your unique situation so that we have all the information our office needs to move forward with effective treatment. By creating a personalized plan of action with your valuable input, our Lenexa dental team can quickly get your smile back to its fullest potential.

 During these regular appointments, one of our trusted hygienists will also provide you with an in-depth cleaning. This gets rid of persistent plaque and tartar that can form over time on the surface of teeth and can be difficult for an untrained person to remove with regular brushing and flossing. You’ll be able to leave the practice with a smile that looks beautifully polished and feels refreshed!

Your First Dental Appointment

We want you to enjoy your time with us from the very first step you take through our front door. That’s why Dr. Ayer and the rest of our dedicated staff take the time to not only learn about your smile, but any concerns or preferences you have as well. During this crucial initial appointment, we’ll perform an exhaustive evaluation of your oral health so that we can know about every issue that needs attention; a periodontal assessment and oral cancer screening will be performed during this time, as well.

Once we’re familiar with your needs, we can begin to suggest possible options for treating, taking into account your schedule, your budget, and other any factors that are important to you. Are you interested in improving the cosmetic appearance of your smile in addition to its health? Would you prefer to use sedation dentistry during treatment in order to ease your nerves? Dr. Ayer will be happy to discuss these concerns and much more with you so that we can be sure to provide the most ideal experience possible. Once we’ve finished, our friendly front desk staff can help you with payment, as well as finding a time to schedule your next appointment.

Dental Sealants

Keeping the grooves of your teeth clean can be tough, especially if you’re young and still learning how to properly brush and floss. Thankfully, dental sealants can be a big help for growing patients who need a little extra protection. We’ll paint a tough, plastic material over the tricky chewing surfaces of back teeth, effectively sealing spots where bacteria and food particles can become wedged. Adults with certain circumstances can also benefit from this valuable preventive measure.

Dental Nightguards

Teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) is a common problem, and one that can lead to severe headaches, damaged teeth, facial pain, TMJ disorder, and much more. It can be difficult to break the habit on your own, though, if you only experience bruxism when you’re sleeping at night. In these cases, Dr. Ayer can design a personalized nightguard to be comfortably worn during sleep. This oral appliance will protect your smile from damage and allow you to finally achieve a full night of worry-free rest. 

Schedule Your Checkup Today

Flexible payment methods, comfortable amenities, and a skilled, friendly team that provides personalized attention – you’ll find all of these valuable benefits and more at our Lenexa location. Contact the dental practice of Dr. Dennis Ayer today if you have any questions about our preventive services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We also welcome new patients from the areas of Overland Park, Merriam, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa and beyond.