Stay Healthy With General Dentistry in Decatur
Our general dentistry in Decatur is the key to maintaining excellent oral health, but it’s good for your overall health, too. The same bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease have been linked to health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Russell Parker understands the importance of routine dental care. That’s why they doesn’t just examine teeth. They also:
- Perform a screening for oral cancer
- Make any necessary nutritional recommendations to help you maintain a healthy mouth – and healthier lifestyle
- Take a comprehensive approach to preventive dental care
To book a dental exam or other general dentistry service, call 256-274-8680 today.
Protect Your Beautiful Smile With Preventive Services
Our general dental services keep decay, disease, and infection at bay. These services include:
- Dental Exams – We’ll assess your dental health and help you fully understand your smile goals. Technology such as our Spectra cavity detector and digital X-rays allows us to detect dental problems early so you can treat them early.
- Dental Cleanings – Remove troublesome plaque and tartar from your teeth.
- Gum Disease Treatment – Restore your gum health.
- Hands-On Learning Lab – We’ll teach your child about good oral hygiene and put them on the road to a healthy smile.
- Dry Mouth Treatment – Our team will help you relieve this painful condition, which puts you at greater risk for cavities.
- Halitosis Treatment – We can determine and treat the underlying cause of bad breath.
- Custom Mouthguards – Our locally made mouthguards will protect your teeth during athletic activities, or you can wear one at night to prevent teeth grinding.
Many dental practices also offer fluoride applications and dental sealants as a regular part of preventive dental care for children. At River Oaks Dental Care, we offer them for adults, too. The anti-decay benefits of these treatments don’t stop when you get a driver’s license!
Dr. Parker will perform a risk assessment to help determine how susceptible you are to tooth decay. For those at risk, we use sealants and fluoride treatments to help strengthen and protect your teeth. Sealants are used on back teeth (molars) and other tough-to-clean areas.