Drs. Steven Kail, Joseph Leonard, and Chris Arnold provide preventive dentistry to help patients achieve and maintain their best smiles. Through regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and oral cancer examinations, we can help you maintain your oral health for a lifetime. Our team provides care for the whole family at our three office locations in Milan, Jackson, and Bells, TN. If you are new to the area, or if you need to establish regular care, our dentists are here to make sure your family experiences the many important benefits of outstanding oral health.
Importance of Preventive Treatments
Research suggests that there is a direct connection between oral health and your overall physical health. For example, there is strong evidence that periodontal disease can increase your risk of conditions of as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and pregnancy complications. At our three office locations, we provide a number of treatments to help keep your mouth and body healthy.
Dental Checkups and X-Rays
During each exam, your dentist will perform digital X-rays, which provide instant high-resolution images of your tooth roots, jaws, and surrounding tissues. X-ray technology can reveal tooth decay, cracks, and other issues that would be otherwise undetectable. These examinations allow our doctors to detect issues in their earliest stages to help prevent the need for more invasive, costly restorative procedures.
Even the most dedicated patients can easily miss plaque in hard-to-reach areas during their at-home oral hygiene routine. Regular checkups can help you achieve a clean slate between visits to make your daily flossing and brushing more effective.
Using special dental instruments, the hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth, along your gum line, and between your teeth. We will also provide special instructions for refining your brushing and flossing techniques based on the areas where tartar has accumulated.
Regular dental exams are an affordable way to experience the invaluable benefits of excellent oral health.
Oral Cancer Screenings
About 50,000 adults will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Because initial signs are not always immediately apparent, your dentist is the first line of defense against this deadly disease. When caught early, oral cancer is treatable and patients who are diagnosed early have a much better rate of survival.
Each exam includes an oral cancer screening, in which one of our dentists will check for the earliest signs of abnormalities. Oral cancer can develop on your tongue, throat, gums, and inside your cheeks. Because oral cancer can be virtually undetectable to the untrained eye in its earliest stages, a screening can save your life.
Contact Us Today
Regular dental exams are an affordable way to experience the invaluable benefits of excellent oral health. Our warm and friendly team provides quality care in a comfortable environment. To schedule preventive exams for your whole family, call one of our offices to schedule an appointment. You can also contact our team online by filling out a request form.
Outstanding staff, sincerely courteous with wonderful personalities. They make you feel relaxed and welcome. THANK YOUFlora C.