Preventive Care Specialist

Jack E Ferguson, DDS

Holistic Dentist located in Independence, MO

Participating in preventive dentistry is one of the easiest and most effective ways to lower your risk of common oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. At his self-titled practice in Independence, Missouri, holistic dentist Jack E. Ferguson, DDS, and the team proudly offer preventive care to men, women, and families. If you want to improve your oral health and lower your risk of complications in the future, call to request a preventive care appointment today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is a branch of dentistry that encourages preemptive measures to lower your risk of common oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Common preventive care measures that team at Jack E. Ferguson, DDS, LLC recommend include brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. 

The practice’s chief dental hygienist, Marcia Po, has a master’s degree in nutrition. She regularly works with patients to formulate custom preventive treatment plans that include guidance on healthy eating and oral health care best practices.  

What types of preventive care services do you offer?

The team at Jack E. Ferguson, DDS, LLC provides a full suite of preventive care services, including fluoride-free treatments, nutritional counseling, and metal-free dental materials. These holistic techniques ensure your safety and well-being, while significantly lowering your risk of complications associated with traditional dental techniques. 

What type of preventive care is right for me?

No two people are exactly alike. To determine the type of preventive care you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment with the team at Jack E. Ferguson, DDS, LLC. Following a review of your medical history, oral exam, and discussion of your symptoms, the team can make recommendations for your individual situation. 

If you have relatively healthy teeth and gums, the team might recommend using a remineralizing toothpaste to strengthen your tooth enamel. On the other hand, if you have one or more amalgam fillings, the team might recommend removing them and replacing them with composite fillings to lower your risk of complications in the future. 

If you use tobacco or eat a relatively unhealthy diet, the team can work with you to develop a treatment plan that encourages smoking cessation and consuming more nutritious foods. 

How often should I invest in preventive care?

To achieve the best possible results and good oral health, the team recommends investing in preventive care at least twice a year. Visiting Jack E. Ferguson, DDS, LLC once every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam can significantly lower your risk of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. It can also alert you to potential problems early on before they become worse and cause more serious problems. 

Invest in preventive care today. Call the office of Jack E. Ferguson, DDS, LLC to request your appointment.