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Preventive Care in Colorado Springs, CO

The Importance Of Preventive Care

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that’s true of dentistry, too. Preventive care is at the heart of what we do at Tuttle Family Dentistry. With bi-annual dental visits and other preventive treatments, you can avoid common oral health issues like gum disease and cavities completely. This saves you time and money and makes your life a lot more convenient. So if you’re overdue for a checkup, don’t wait. Contact us now to get started if you are looking for a Colorado Springs dentist! 

Fluoride Treatments & Dental Sealants

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments use a highly-fluoridated “varnish” that’s painted onto your teeth, left in place for a few minutes to allow your enamel to absorb it. This encourages minerals to bond to your enamel, strengthening your teeth and reducing your risk of cavities.

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants use transparent dental resin (plastic) that’s applied directly to your rear teeth. This plastic forms a hard, impermeable barrier that stops food particles, bacteria, and acid from contacting your teeth. In turn, this prevents cavities. Sealants can protect your teeth for up to 10 years.

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Oral Cancer Screenings & Biopsies

We offer oral cancer screenings as part of every preventive care visit at Tuttle Family Dentistry. Oral cancer is rare, but often goes unnoticed until it has spread through the rest of your body unless it’s detected by a dentist. We use advanced intraoral cameras in tandem with our VELscope VX Enhanced Oral Assessment System to identify potential signs of cancer. This breakthrough technology utilizes a harmless blue light to help visualize any abnormalities that could be missed with the unaided eye, and only takes a few minutes. If we notice anything that concerns us, we may recommend taking a biopsy to test lesions and abnormalities for oral cancer.