“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That could not be truer when it comes to your teeth and gums.

At Lane Avenue Family Dentistry, we emphasize preventive care and patient education as a foundation of our practice. We believe that routine exams and cleanings are an important part of protecting your oral health at all stages of life. We have seen first-hand the power of preventive care and how it can prevent disease, preserve patient smiles and save money on future oral healthcare costs.

Disease Prevention

Many diseases have been linked to tooth and gum health. Bacteria accumulates around the teeth and gums, causing inflammation and conditions like gum disease (gingivitis) and bad breath (halitosis). Furthermore, these bacteria have also been linked to other systemic problems, including heart disease. While brushing and flossing removes much of the dangerous bacteria in the mouth, some is left behind, accumulating and producing a hard plaque over time. Regular dental cleanings can remove dangerous build-up and prevent potentially serious oral health diseases that could otherwise lead to tooth and gum loss.

Early Treatment of Disease

Oral health problems always start small and progress into serious complications. These conditions are more easily treated in their earliest stages, when there is little threat to tooth and gum health. Unfortunately, early stages of decay and disease often do not produce symptoms, making them difficult to detect. Thorough and frequent examinations can find the beginnings of oral health complications, allowing for early intervention and treatment.

Affordable Preventive Dental Care in Jacksonville, FL

At Lane Avenue Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile. Whether you visit the dentist regularly or haven’t been in years, we invite you to experience the quality care and hospitality at our office.

Our practice serves patients of all ages, making it easy to schedule your entire family’s exams and cleanings with a single provider. We accept most forms of insurance and offer in-office financing for your convenience. We even feature a $20 new patient special for uninsured patients that includes x-rays and a comprehensive exam. Call us today for more information about our preventative services and to schedule your appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon!