Preventive Dentistry in Rogers, AR
Dr. Todd Phelan and the rest of our team have the skills and personalized touch to treat your dental problems – but wouldn’t it be easier if we could stop them from happening in the first place? That’s why preventive dentistry is a top priority at our practice. With regular check-ups, in-depth hygiene appointments, and other important measures, we can help patients from Rogers, Bentonville, Bella Vista, Lowell, and beyond enjoy their ideal smile for years to come.
Check-ups & Hygiene
Our team strongly recommends that patients of all ages attend two in-depth check-ups and hygiene appointments a year. These crucial visits allow Dr. Phelan to closely inspect teeth, gums, jaw, and other aspects of oral health for any signs of potential problems or damage that require treatment. Additionally, a cleaning with our trusted hygienists will cleanse plaque and any hard deposits of tartar or calculus from your teeth, allowing you to leave with a smile that feels fully refreshed.
During your first appointment at our Rogers, AR practice, we’ll take the time to provide these services in even more depth so that our friendly care is as personalized as possible. You’ll be warmly greeted by our front desk team at the door and offered a cup of coffee or bottle of water to enjoy while you wait. Then, you’ll be welcomed back to the treatment room so that we can get to know you and help you feel comfortable. Each room offers enjoyable amenities, such as built-in massagers in the dental chairs and TVs with your favorite channels on them.
Once you’re ready, we’ll perform an evaluation of every aspect of your oral health, including a screening for signs of oral cancer. We can also look closely at a specific area if that’s what you’ve come in for. Once we’ve formed a full picture of your oral health, we can explain our findings in detail so that you clearly understand what’s going on with your mouth and also what treatment options are available that fit your needs.
Protecting teeth against decay-causing bacteria can be a difficult task for children who are just learning to brush and floss. That’s why Dr. Phelan offers dental sealants. These thin layers are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth, and they act as a barrier that minimizes the risk of bacteria forming and causing cavities. Sealants can save you money on fillings in the future, and we can also place them on adults if needed.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do you struggle with morning headaches or inexplicably worn down teeth? These may be signs of bruxism, also known as clinching or grinding. This bad habit can be difficult to break on your own if it only occurs while you’re sleeping, which is why a nightguard might be the best option. We’ll design your new nightguard so that it fits over your teeth comfortably and allows you to rest easy while also providing a valuable barrier against the ill effects of teeth grinding.
When you’re right in the middle of playing your favorite sport, the last thing you want to be worrying about is damaging your smile. Thankfully, a customized mouthguard (also known as a sportsguard) from Dr. Phelan can provide patients with the protection and security they need to play their very best. Studies have even shown that wearing a sportsguard can reduce the severity of concussions!
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you suffer from chronic snoring? This seemingly harmless habit could actually be an indicator of a much more serious condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by the blockage of the airway during sleep, leading to pauses in breathing that can occur up to hundreds of times per night. Because of this, patients with sleep apnea tend to experience daytime exhaustion, painful headaches, tinnitus, and other unpleasant symptoms. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea by a medical doctor, or if you have a snoring problem, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Phelan. We can provide you with a customized oral appliance that can hold the jaw or tongue in a better position, allowing you to breathe easy throughout the night.
Family and Children’s Dentistry
When it comes to children, they don’t need big, fancy technology or the latest in sophisticated dental services – all they want is to feel comfortable, safe, and entertained. That’s why our dental team strives to provide an excellent time for them that includes gentle check-ups, careful cleanings, and plenty of friendly staff members. Dr. Phelan has extensive experience working with both children and adults, and we’ll do whatever we can to exceed the expectations of every member of your family.