Hygiene & Preventative Dentistry

Hygiene & Preventative Dentistry


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What is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth and gums in order to keep them healthy. Effective preventive dentistry merges at-home oral care habits with in-office dental treatments and counseling by dental professionals.

The ideal way to prevent dental issues, including tooth decay and periodontal disease, is to maintain good oral hygiene at home and see a dentist and dental hygienist regularly.

From an initial appointment, examining the present state of your teeth and gums will allow us to determine the cleaning technique that is ideal for you. When you visit our dental team for a hygiene visit, you should be confident that you are in the caring hands of experts.

Preventative Dentistry for Optimal Oral Health

We believe that top-quality preventative dentistry for our patients is the best way to inhibit dental problem from arising. Being proactive allows you and your dentist to diagnose oral issues while they are still minor. If you delay scheduling the recommended treatment, things unfortunately can get worse and may require a more involved procedure with more dental chair time and out of pocket expense.

Are you aware that just a couple of slight changes can make a major difference to the state of your mouth in the future? Adopting a sensible approach now can actually make a whole world of difference in the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

As mentioned previously, if you don’t take proper care of your teeth and manage your oral health, you might find yourself spending a lot of money in the future on restorative dental care. Practicing preventative dentistry offers you a way to protect yourself from these excessive dental costs.

At our dental office, our dentists strive to make every patient feel comfortable and at ease. We understand that visiting an Indianapolis dentist can be daunting for some, so we have created a welcoming and friendly dental practice for everyone. Our staff is highly trained and dedicated to providing exceptional care.

Our dentists understand that dental consultations can be expensive, and we strive to provide affordable and comprehensive dental services. We work with various insurance providers and offer flexible payment options to help make dental care and oral health practices accessible to everyone. Our commitment to affordable dental care is especially important for our pediatric patients, as we believe every child deserves access to quality dental care.

Don't let dental problems disrupt your life any longer

Ever had a toothache? We've all been there before. At Clarity Dentistry, it's our top priority to get you out of pain! Starting with an oral health and teeth examination with the doctor, we will then go over any treatment options to get you out of pain and enjoy life again once you leave our dental office.

We understand that dental problems can be a major inconvenience and cause significant pain and discomfort. Our goal is to provide modern dentistry solutions to address all of your dental needs, including surgery, missing teeth, broken teeth, and tooth decay.

Our team of experienced dentists is equipped to provide a wide range of dental services, from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures such as partial dentures and surgery. We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest dental technologies and techniques to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care. We also prioritize continuing education, staying up-to-date on the latest techniques, advanced technology, and advancements in dentistry.

Your beautiful smile is our top priority

At Clarity Dentistry, we offer cosmetic dentistry services such as dental implants, clear aligners, veneers, and more to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.

In addition to our general dentistry services, we also offer emergency dental care. We understand that dental emergencies can happen anytime, and we are here to provide services anytime. Whether you have a dental emergency during business hours or after, our emergency dentist can provide prompt and effective care.

If you're experiencing a dental emergency, such as a toothache or other dental issues, we offer same-day

treatment options to relieve pain as quickly as possible. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns.

Gum disease is one of the most common dental health issues we treat at Clarity Dentistry. Gum disease is a serious condition that can cause significant damage to your teeth and gums if left untreated. Our dental team of dentists is trained to identify and treat gum-related diseases at all stages to prevent further damage and help restore your dental health.

Whether you're a new dentist patient or have been visiting our office for years, we welcome you to schedule an appointment today. We offer walk-ins and appointments for both adults and families, and we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

If your child is experiencing severe tooth pain or gum problems, don't suffer in silence. Schedule a tooth extraction appointment with a qualified pediatric dentist today and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile.

Don't let tooth loss or other dental issues impact your overall health and quality of life. Contact Clarity Dentistry today to learn more about our dental services and how we can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Improve Your Oral Health with Top-Quality Dental Services in Indianapolis

Maintaining good oral health is essential for our overall well-being. A healthy mouth helps us speak and eat comfortably and prevents the risk of gum disease and other health issues. Therefore, it's crucial to visit a dental office regularly and receive top-quality dental services from experienced professionals. You're in luck if you're looking for a reliable Indianapolis dentist who can cater to all your dental needs!

General Dentistry

General dentistry at Clarity Dentistry includes the health of your teeth and your gums! This can include your regularly scheduled x-rays, cleanings, and exams with the doctor but also services such as tooth-colored fillings, extractions, and more.

Hygiene & Preventative Dentistry

At Clarity Dentistry, we stress preventative care to prevent the need for more invasive and expensive dental services. To do so, we recommend 6-month dental cleanings, exams, and yearly x-rays. Preventative dentistry also includes getting a small filling done before it turns into a larger filling, a crown, or a root canal.

Crowns and Bridges

With dental crowns and bridges, our cosmetic dentist at Clarity Dentistry offers dental patients ways to replace broken and damaged teeth or teeth that are missing altogether through high-quality dental crowns and bridges. This would allow patients to continue to use their teeth as normal.

Extractions & Oral Surgery

Nobody wants to have a tooth removed, but sometimes it is necessary. Extraction is often the best course of action when an infected or broken tooth occurs. Those needing an extraction shouldn't worry and make an appointment with us immediately! At Clarity Dentistry, we make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

Full Dentures & Partial Dentures

Whether you are missing 1 tooth, or all 32, Clarity Dentistry has the replacement for you! Dentures and partials are removable devices to replace your missing teeth. These dentures add a cosmetic difference and improve your dental function and overall health.

Root Canals & Endodontics

If a tooth becomes infected, it can be quite painful and may require a root canal in order to be saved. At Clarity Dentistry, we have a dentist highly trained in endodontics who can remove the infected tissue and restore the tooth to its near-natural form and function.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether you are missing 1 tooth, or all 32, Clarity Dentistry has the replacement for you! Dentures and partials are removable devices to replace your missing teeth. These dentures add a cosmetic difference and improve your dental function and overall health.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that has revolutionized the field of teeth straightening. This cutting-edge solution is ideal for individuals who are looking for an effective yet discreet way to align their teeth. Whether your teeth are misaligned due to genetics, injury, or natural wear and tear, our clear aligners can help you achieve a beautiful, head-turning smile.

Why Dental Care is Essential for a Healthy Smile

Dental care is essential for maintaining a healthy smile and promoting overall health and well-being. The health of your teeth and gums can significantly impact your quality of life, from your ability to eat and speak comfortably to your self-confidence and social interactions.

Clarity Dentistry is committed to helping you achieve a confident and healthy smile. Our dental practice in Indianapolis is staffed by a team of experienced dental professionals who are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

At Clarity Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental services to meet your needs at our practice from routine checkups and cleanings to more complex procedures like dental implants and orthodontics. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible care, and we take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health.

Preventative Dentistry FAQs


What Are Oral Hygiene Best Practices?

  • Visiting a dental office regularly every three to six months for your dental hygiene visit and exam.
  • Brushing teeth not less than two times every day for at least two minutes.
  • Flossing teeth at least once daily.
  • Using dental products such as fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet, free of sugary foods such as sodas, candy, etc.
  • Quitting smoking to avoid other problems with the teeth and gums.

What Are Diagnostic X-Rays and Dental Exams?

Diagnostic x-rays and dental examinations are typically performed at your routine dental hygiene appointment. These diagnostic images allow the dentist to see signs of dental issues invisible to the naked eye. For example, cavities between the teeth or issues below the gum line often can only be seen on dental radiographs.

What Is Prophylaxis or Periodontal Maintenance?

Prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance is typically rendered by a licensed dental hygienist, and is commonly referred to as “cleaning”, but it’s much more than that. Whoever is performing the service will remove any buildup of plaque, tartar, and stain on the teeth, then polish them. A fluoride treatment is generally beneficial at this time for adults and children alike.

What Are Mouth Guard and Night Guards?

Mouth guards and night guards provide advanced protection from cracked teeth during sports. They also treat bruxism (teeth grinding) that can potentially wear down teeth as well as contribute to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

What Are Orthodontics?

Orthodontics can be considered a preventative measure that aligns the teeth and bite in order to limit the prospects of future dental issues. Misaligned teeth are generally harder to keep clean and healthy and are therefore more prone to decay and periodontal issues like gum disease.

Clarity Dentistry proudly offers the orthodontic treatment, Invisalign, to straighten misaligned, gapped, or rotated teeth. These nearly invisible aligners are worn all day and are barely noticeable. 

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin coatings that are light cured on the chewing surface of children and adult’s permanent teeth. Sealants add a barrier on the tooth that helps to prevent decay.

Patient Testimonials


Dr. Bowen was very thorough in explaining what why I was having the pain I was having in my mouth. April was also very helpful as well! I really like how professional they were. Even though I found out I need to have some work done everything they said as to why made sense. I would definitely recommend going there!
Patient Reviewer for Clarity Dentistry Danielle Storm
Danielle Storm

I am always very well taken care of at Clarity Dentistry. Everyone is always very friendly, listens to my concerns with empathy, and actually treats me like a human being rather than someone to get money out of. I can honestly say this is the most clean, professional, and best dental experience in my life.
Patient Reviewer for Clarity Dentistry David Morris
David Morris

My four year old has been to two pediatric dentists that have him a huge fear of the dentist. Dr. Bowen and the hygienist that worked with my son were gentle and did everything possible to make him comfortable. If you or your kiddo are anxious about the dentist you should absolutely check out Clarity.
Patient Reviewer for Clarity Dentistry Samantha Apollo
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