Hygiene and Preventive Dental Care

Steven F. Zdep, DDS, Steven R. Zdep, DDS, & Scott Shallish, DMD

The best thing you can do for your family’s oral health is to receive preventive care. At the dental practice of Zdep, Zdep & Shallish, our preventive treatments cover all aspects of oral health.

Good oral hygiene is vital to keeping your teeth, mouth and overall body healthy. Promoting proper nutrition and oral health care, as well practicing preventive dentistry, is the core of our practice. Dental exams and professional cleanings allow us to identify problems and help prevent gum disease. At My Syracuse Dentist, we inspire patients to be actively involved in maintaining their dental health.

Our preventive dentistry treatments include:

  • Dental sealants
  • Diet counseling
  • Fluoride therapy
  • Cleanings and exams
  • Athletic mouth guards
  • Snore guards/sleep apnea appliances
  • Periodontal screenings
  • Oral cancer screenings

Periodontal screenings. Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, has been linked to serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some forms of cancer. We take a proactive approach and offer periodontal screenings on a regular basis.

Healthy gum tissue is the foundation for a disease-free, healthy mouth and smile. The goal of our periodontal screenings is to help you keep and maintain a happy, healthy smile that can last a lifetime.

Signs & Symptoms of Gum Disease:

  • Spaces forming between teeth
  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
  • Food packing between teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Redness or swelling of the gums

Dental sealants. The chewing surfaces of your children’s teeth are the most susceptible to cavities because the little nooks and crannies hold food and bacteria. Dental sealants are made from a resin material that is applied on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting the teeth from cavity-causing bacteria. Sealants along with proper diet and home care are the best way to prevent cavities from occurring in your children’s teeth and are applied completely pain-free.

Sleep mouth guards are custom fitted to help shield your teeth from wearing down and fracturing due to grinding and absorb your jaw’s muscle tension to prevent headaches and soreness. Our hypoallergenic vinyl mouth guards are custom fitted to your mouth and can have you waking up refreshed and relaxed everyday with undamaged teeth.

Athletic mouth guards are custom fitted to help protect teeth, lips and cheeks, as well as lessen serious injuries like concussion, tooth loss and other dental injuries commonly caused by sports. The mouth guards are made from hypoallergenic vinyl for resiliency and shock absorption. They are the best protection for your athlete’s mouth and can be properly fitted in two visits.

We also offer treatment options for sleep apnea and snoring, and migraine prevention.



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