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Preventive Dentistry - Naples, FL

Keeping Smiles Healthy & Strong

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At Galleria Dentistry, our team strongly believes in the power of prevention when it comes to dental care. After all, it’s much easier to treat problems while they’re still small! Besides, you already have enough to worry about in your day-to-day life. Let Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza simplify your oral healthcare and help you maintain a happy, healthy smile for life with our dedicated care. Whether you’re in need of a regular checkup or more in-depth attention, you can find the comforting touch and detailed, effective care you’ve been looking for at our Naples, FL office.

Checkups & Cleanings

The American Dental Association recommends that patients see their dentist at least twice a year. More frequent visits may be necessary depending on the state of a person’s oral health. Here at Galleria Dentistry, we’ll begin your treatment with a thorough dental evaluation and an hour-long cleaning. This time will allow us to inspect your entire mouth for any suspicious areas or signs of decay as well as clean your teeth of plaque and calculus deposits that may have hardened to the point that they can’t be removed with regular brushing and flossing. While there may be some problems you can discover at home in front of the mirror, a dentist’s trained eye can spot potentially dangerous conditions and injuries that may go entirely overlooked without regular appointments.

Dental Sealants

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This material is designed to prevent decay from forming on the chewing surfaces of the teeth by sealing the grooves, especially the molars, which can be hard for younger patients to brush. But whereas fluoride is a mineral that strengthens enamel, sealants protect teeth with a thin layer of plastic. The treatment process with sealants is quick, and the results are both safe and long-lasting. Patients may enjoy up to ten years of protection with this treatment.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Do you grind or clench your teeth often, especially when you sleep? Are headaches, earaches, or jaw stiffness a regular part of your life? In both cases, our Naples office can provide you with the help you need to enjoy better health and wellbeing again. Using a special oral appliance, we can help you control your condition, whether it's related to nightly teeth grinding (a condition known as bruxism) or a misaligned bite (TMJ dysfunction). The symptoms of both conditions are very similar, and if left untreated, both can have a dramatic impact on the health and beauty of your smile. Call or visit our office to learn more about how an oral appliance could help you.

Oral Cancer Screening

VELScope oral cancer screening tool

Oral cancer is a destructive condition, and it’s one that takes thousands of lives every year. This is why detecting its presence at the earliest possible stage is an important goal for our team of doctors. With the help of our advanced VELscope technology, we can discover abnormalities or potentially cancerous tissues as soon as they appear – even ones that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Plus, this screening takes only minutes and can be performed as part of a regular checkup and cleaning.

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Fluoride Treatment

When acidic bacteria comes into contact with our teeth, the enamel protecting them is weakened. Fluoride is a mineral that helps our enamel stand firm against the constant attacks from acid and bacteria. Most toothpastes and community water supplies contain fluoride to help protect the teeth. Some patients require extra care: adults with dry mouth due to medications and areas with root exposure, and children during their cavity years benefit greatly from in office fluoride treatments. With a fluoride treatment from our office, we can help patients strengthen their teeth and enjoy better health and wellbeing for years to come.