Preventive Dentistry

Practicing preventive dental care gives our Tampa patients the best shot at avoiding tooth pain and dental infections. At North Tampa Dentistry, we offer all the dental services you need to keep your family healthy and smiling. 

Diligent at-home oral care like daily brushing and flossing are the first step in keeping you and your family cavity-free. Regular dental check-ups and exams at our Tampa dental office will give you the best chance of avoiding severe oral health complications. Dr. Bellegarrigue and his entire dental staff will always promote preventive practices to avoid oral complications.

Oral Health Affects Your General Health

Maintaining your oral health is crucial, but for more reasons than you may think. Research has shown that oral health is linked to your general well-being. Diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, lung disease, strokes, complications during pregnancy, and low birth weight deliveries can all be tied to oral infections. 

Routine Dental Exams

For patients with perfect oral health, we may recommend regular dental check-ups every six months. This allows Dr. Bellegarrigue to stay on top of dental abnormalities like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Other patients may need to arrange dental visits as often as three or four times a year to monitor certain conditions like gum disease. 

Dr. Bellagarrigue will perform a comprehensive dental evaluation on all your teeth and oral structures and note any areas of concern. He will check your gums to note their health levels and look for evidence of gum disease. During your exam, we may use an intraoral camera to show you your teeth and gums in great detail. Digital x-rays allow Dr. Bellegarrigue to examine soft and hard tissues and your gums. 

Since many other issues can have a significant impact on your oral health, every dental check-up includes screening for oral cancer and TMJ disorders. 

Dental Cleanings in Tampa

Some of our patients ask why regular dental cleanings are necessary despite their daily at-home maintenance. While brushing and flossing can prevent many oral problems, some nooks and crannies are hard to reach without special equipment. Over time, plaque can build up and can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. 

Your Carrollwood dental hygienist can use specialized dental instruments to reach spaces between and around teeth that you can’t reach. If gum disease is observed, Dr. Bellegarrigue will recommend a course of action to resolve any dental infections. We may also recommend frequent dental cleanings and exams to keep it under control. 

Our highly skilled dental hygienist is always happy to answer any questions regarding oral hygiene. We want our patients to be educated regarding dental health and arm them with tips and tools to ensure their success. 

Our Preventive Services 

Our dental services will not only keep your smile beautiful and healthy, but they will also ensure oral health for you and your family. At North Tampa Dentistry, we offer the following dental procedures to maintain the health of your smile:

  • Dental cleanings and exams
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Panoramic x-rays
  • Dental extraction
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Dental crowns
  • Root canals therapy

Your Healthy Smile Is a Phone Call Away

Healthy smiles don’t happen without effort; they start with routine dental check-ups and exams at North Tampa Dentistry. Dr. Bellegarrigue is devoted to helping his patients avoid dental issues that can affect them in life. 

Even if it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning, call us today to schedule your next check-up. We look forward to seeing you!