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Preventative Dentistry

for Excellent Oral Health

Family Dentist Wichita, Kansas

Preventative dentistry is aimed to ensure you maintain optimal oral health. Further, preventive services include routine dental check-ups, teeth cleaning, and establishing healthy habits like regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, regular dental services help prevent the formation of cavities, discoloration, plaque build-up, and other oral health issues.

Our Wichita family dentist, Dr. Kristyn Barker, offers a wide range of preventative services during examinations. During your check-up, Dr. Barker will examine your teeth for cavities, evaluate gum health, and perform a full exam and teeth cleaning.

Preventative services at Smiles by Design

Typically, preventative dentistry includes regular teeth cleanings, a full oral health evaluation, and routine x-rays. Smiles by Design wants to make sure your teeth are strong, clean, white, and healthy! Patients are encouraged to make an appointment for a preventative check-up at least once a year or every six months.

Benefits of Preventative Dentistry

Much of preventative care starts with you.

  • Lowered risk of developing tooth decay, disease, and other oral health issues.
  • Early diagnosis of dental issues can lower the severity of conditions and the cost of treatment.
  • Promotes healthy oral hygiene habits on a daily basis.

3 ways to improve your routine

It’s never too late to improve your oral health routine. Here are 3 things we recommend for optimal oral health!

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Ask which products we recommend at your next appointment!
  2. Floss daily to avoid plaque buildup.
  3. Be cautious with sweets, hard foods, and acidic foods that can damage your teeth and enamel.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Barker

Taking care of your oral health is a lifelong commitment, beginning in early childhood and extending throughout your lifetime. To learn more about our Wichita dentistry services, please contact Dr. Kristyn Barker, DDS for a consultation. Our friendly family dentist and staff look forward to meeting you!

teenage girl smiling at a preventative dental exam