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Preventive Dentistry - Annapolis, MD

Comprehensive Care
Ensures Lifelong
Oral Health

Dr. Gary Goodman and Dr. Jeremy Goodman are proud to offer a comprehensive list of services that can effectively treat everything from a minor cavity to a significant amount of missing teeth here in Annapolis, MD – but wouldn’t you prefer it if we could help you avoid these issues in the first place?

Prevention is the foundation of excellent, lifelong oral health, and we’d be proud to serve as your trusted partners as you work towards achieving and maintaining this goal. Our long-term staff is passionate and caring, and our father-and-son team of doctors has plenty of exceptional skill to offer you. Please contact Goodman Dental Care today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment.

Why Choose Goodman Dental Care for Preventive Dentistry?

Dental Checkups & Cleanings

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While you may brush and floss every day, your hygiene routine may not be effective enough to combat plaque and potentially dangerous bacteria. If left unchecked, both can seriously damage your smile. This damage can begin subtly, to the point where it's invisible to the untrained eye. Over time, though, it can worsen, putting both your oral and overall health in danger.

This is why our Annapolis dental team strongly believes that routine checkups are vital for every patient. With routine care, we can help you maintain your good oral health for years to come.

At every routine checkup at our Annapolis office, a hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning using today's most advanced dental tools. Then Dr. Gary Goodman or Dr. Jeremy Goodman will complete a comprehensive visual exam and discuss the results of your visit with you. If you need additional care, we would be happy to discuss all your treatment options with you. Our father-and-son team has the expertise to help you resolve your serious dental issues so you can leave our office feeling more confident about your smile.

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Thorough Evaluations

Our team’s top priority for your check-up is to fully understand what your unique dental needs are and how to best treat them. We accomplish this by starting with a thorough visual examination that includes the surfaces of each tooth, your gum tissue, your bite, any existing restorations, and more. Our team members will capture digital X-rays as well so that we can more easily view inaccessible areas. Once we’ve created this complete picture of your smile, one of our doctors will review our findings with you and make recommendations for treatment.

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Refreshing Hygiene

One of the most constant threats to your oral health and happiness is plaque, a sticky substance filled with bacteria that forms over your teeth every day. Regular brushing and flossing is typically enough to get rid of plaque, but missed areas can lead to the development of tartar, a hard, potentially damaging deposit that has to be removed by a professional. At Goodman Dental Care, our hygienists can provide the skilled helping hand you need most, thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums and leaving your whole mouth feeling refreshed.

Dental Sealants

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The foods we eat all contribute to the accumulation of harmful bacteria in the mouth. If these bacteria aren’t removed through a combination of brushing and flossing, plus routine checkups, small areas of decay—known as cavities—can form on the patient's teeth.

Because they're just learning to brush, young patients are especially susceptible to cavities, but adults are vulnerable as well. That's why Goodman Dental Care is pleased to offer a preventive service that can give patients advanced protection from harmful bacteria.

This service, known as sealants, puts a special protective layer of plastic between bacteria and the chewing surfaces of teeth. As a result, patients can look forward to a dramatically reduced risk of decay and cavities.

Sealants only take a few minutes to apply but can provide advanced protection for up to 10 years.

Nightguards for Bruxism & Sportsguards

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Nightguards are often very helpful when combating the symptoms of bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), helping to protect teeth from damage. Our team can provide one for patients in need here in Annapolis.

Do you or your child regularly participate in an athletic event? Is contact with other people or a hard surface possible when participating? Our team strongly recommends wearing a customized sportsguard that will protect your smile.

Oral Cancer Screenings

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On average, one person dies from oral cancer every hour. This destructive disease often isn’t diagnosed until its advanced stages, making treatment difficult and usually unsuccessful. With routine screenings here at Goodman Dental Care, our team can carefully inspect soft tissue in the mouth and identify suspicious, possibly cancerous areas as soon as possible for your safety.

Fluoride Treatments

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Fluoride is one of the most important minerals you can consume when it comes to the health of your enamel. This is why you see it not only in all the oral care products you use, but your public drinking water and the foods you eat. Through fluoride treatments at our office, we can both strengthen existing enamel and protect it from future cavity development. Treatment only takes a few minutes and provides a world of benefits, especially to your youngest family members!

At-Home Hygiene Products

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After your checkup and cleaning is completed, one of our doctors will provide you with a set of free at-home hygiene products designed to help you manage your oral health in between visits. During your visit, we’d be more than happy to help you find a toothbrush, toothpaste or oral rinse that fits your specific needs. Our hygienists can also provide recommendations in case you aren’t able to see Dr. Gary or Dr. Jeremy.

Children’s Dentistry

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Dental care is important at every age, whether you’re 5 years old or 50, you’ll need to maintain your routine checkups and cleanings in order to confirm your oral health is in order. Of course, we do whatever we can to make your child feel comfortable when their first teeth begin to erupt. During their first visit, we’ll likely spend more time talking about proper at-home care, diet, and future treatments to keep in mind, especially if only one or two of your child’s teeth have erupted so far.

Periodontal Therapy

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While the early stages of gum disease can be reversed with improved brushing and flossing as well as a professional cleaning, the more advanced forms will require a more comprehensive treatment to remove harmful plaque and decay. Since plaque will have reached underneath the gum tissue, we’ll perform a scaling treatment to safely remove calcified bacteria. Root planing helps promote the reattachment of tooth roots to the gums, preventing gum tissue from receding further.

Learn More About Periodontal Therapy

Schedule Your Next Appointment with Us Today!

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We recommend visiting Goodman Dental Care every six months for routine care and maintenance. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment! We’re delighted to offer routine checkups and cleanings to patients from Severna Park, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Crownsville, Arnold, and beyond.

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