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Dr. Michael W. Stuart

Dr. Craig E. Stannebein

2700 Grand Avenue, Suite D. Billings, MT 59102

Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday by Appointment Only

(406) 794-3114

Dental Checkups Are Easy In Billings

  • September 20, 2016
Decay Prevention 3 | Legacy Smiles - Billings, MT

Hello and welcome to another September edition of the Legacy Smiles blog.

Our leader, Dr. Michael Stuart, has practiced dentistry for almost 30 years. That means that we can offer a unique perspective on preventive dentistry. Our approach is based on tons of hands-on experience, continuing education, and technological evolution.

On short, we know how to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great all through life. But you have to come around on a regular basis for us to do you any good.

Keep reading to hear more about preventive dentistry opportunities in Billings, MT and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Stuart!

Plan To Visit Every Six Months

If you’d rather not have to be subjected to root canals, extractions, and aggressive gum disease treatment, there is an easier way.

You can prevent the worst from happening simply by visiting our office for a professional teeth cleaning and comprehensive dental exam every 3-6 months.

And if you struggle with any level of dental anxiety, we can relax your fears. Here’s our secret: WaterLase.

An admixture of water, air, and laser dentistry, WaterLase is our method for ensuring pain-free dentistry.

You see, your tooth is made, in part, of water, so when the laser comes into contact with your tooth, the water particles begin moving really quickly, which allows us to cut through the tooth to do the work of a traditional drill.

But that’s not all we have to offer around here.

If you come see us every six months, we will get to know you and your oral health situation well enough to detect any signs of abnormal activity or any emerging causes for concern like decay, gum disease and cancer.

Our office proudly uses DIAGNOdent to go after cavities. This tool uses small laser pulses to probe the tooth, which more effectively locates decay in all areas of the tooth.

So, you see, a small investment now can save you a whole lot of pain and expense down the road. It can also help you save your smile.

Preventive Measures

Preventative treatments such as dental sealants and fluoride are also available. The sealants protect the biting surface of your teeth, especially teeth with tiny grooves and crevasses, while the fluoride helps prevent the development of cavities.

We also offer custom mouthguards. We use the NTI tension suppression system to better protect your teeth from damage caused by teeth grinding or clenching, otherwise known as bruxism.

This system is a plastic tray that fits into your mouth and allows your jaw to relax.

Oral Health Products

We also provide some options that allow you to take better care of your oral health at home:

Oral B electric toothbrushes – A high-quality toothbrush that allows you to reach and clean your whole mouth better than a regular toothbrush.

Oxyfresh products – Oxyfresh makes a large range of dental care and hygiene products. Check them out the next time you are here!

Waterpiks – This “water flosser” uses water pressure to get in between your teeth for a better clean.

Make It Happen!

To take advantage of all the great things we have to offer here at Legacy Smiles, all you have to do is make an appointment with Dr. Stuart. Contact us online to make it happen!


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