General Dentistry

Prevent gum disease, tooth decay, & other dental problems with the help of your Columbus dentists

Preventive dentistry refers to the procedures and lifestyle habits that help stop the onset, progression, and recurrence of oral disease. At Lifetime Dental Health we are committed to the long-term health and wellness of our Columbus, Ohio patients.

We cover both the in-office and at-home phases of preventive oral care. Our highly skilled dental team performs in-office evaluation and treatment to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We also make sure that excellent oral health is maintained by educating patients about proper at-home oral care. Dr. Barry, Dr. Love, and the rest of the team look for signs of oral problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and changes in the bones and soft tissues.

Stop Gum Disease

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is the most common dental problem in adults. If not treated properly, gum disease can lead to tooth loss. It’s important to detect and treat gum disease while it’s still reversible, as periodontitis is linked to heart disease, respiratory illnesses, and low birth weight.

Signs of gum disease

If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, or if you find that you are unable to get rid of bad breath, it may be a sign of gum disease.

Gum disease symptoms often include:

  • Red or puffy gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth

We have a robust program to keep your gums healthy. Lifetime Dental Health invests in continuing education and the most advanced techniques to prevent and treat gum disease. Dr. Barry, Dr. Love, and the rest of our team take your dental history and the results of your comprehensive evaluation take into account in order to create the best treatment plan.

If you are concerned with the health of your gums and are interested in preventive care, fill out our Schedule Appointment Form. You may also call our Columbus, Ohio dental office at 614-451-2234.