Preventive Dental Services

Routine Dental Exams & Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings are recommended bi-annually for most healthy patients. A typical dental cleaning involves preventive and diagnostic services including: removing stains, tartar, plaque and calculus from the teeth, polishing the teeth, diagnostic X-rays as necessary, evaluations for gum disease, and oral cancer screenings.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral that hardens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities. It is found in water and the Earth’s crust. Children should receive fluoride treatments twice a year, and it helps prevent tooth decay. While fluoride can strengthen the teeth and make them more resistant to decay, fluoride alone will not prevent tooth decay.

Diagnostic X-Rays

X-Rays play an important role in the diagnostic process because they can reveal problems not visible to the naked eye. In our office, we take x-rays only as necessary.

Dental Sealants

An effective treatment option to prevent tooth decay is dental sealants. Sealants are used to fill in narrow grooves in teeth which cannot be cleaned by regular brushing. This plastic film is applied to the chewing surface of teeth and forms a protective barrier on the tooth enamel. This keeps bacteria and food particles from penetrating the tooth’s surface, and creates a smooth exterior that is easy to clean with regular brushing.

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Charles A. Sowieja, D.D.S., S.C
201 N. Center Ave., Merrill, WI 54452

Phone: (715) 536-7104
Fax: (715) 536-3759

Office Hours
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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