Todd P. Briscoe DDS | 7833 Saint Joe Center Rd | Fort Wayne | IN 46835
New Patients
855.978.4545
Current Patients
260.486.9950
New Patients: 855.978.4545 | Current Patients: 260.486.9950

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Care – The Foundations for a Beautiful Smile

You don’t start building a house by hanging pictures on a wall! You need a good foundation to build on, right? It’s the same with your smile. Whether your goal is good family dental care or a complete esthetic smile makeover, we start exactly the same way, with comprehensive exams, hygiene, and preventive strategies.


Comprehensive Exams

At your first visit, and periodically thereafter, we perform a comprehensive exam where we take a complete set of digital and panoramic images of your entire mouth. Dr. Briscoe will evaluate your teeth for decay and examine the condition of current restorations. Your bite, occlusion, TMJ and gum tissue will also be evaluated. Every treatment room is computerized and fitted with monitors mounted above the dental chairs. We use a hand-held camera and you’ll be able to see exactly what we see, at the same time.


Oral Cancer Screening

We carefully examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer. It’s important to have regular checkups and screenings to catch oral cancer in its earliest stages.


Digital X-rays

Digital imagery gives us X-rays in more detail than was possible with traditional, film-based X-rays. And it’s environmentally friendly as well, since we no longer have to dispose of the films.


Hygiene/Cleaning

We’ll give your teeth a great start, or maintain your oral health by cleaning them with ultrasonic scalers, such as the Cavitron. The Cavitron removes plaque and calculus and flushes it away at the same time with a water jet.


Periodontal Treatment

If we find any evidence of periodontal (gum) disease, such as inflammation, tenderness, or bleeding, we will first remove any plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) that cause the inflammation that leads to gum disease. We do this through root planing, using the Cavitron scalers. They use ultrasonic waves to remove calculus above and below the gum line.

We can also apply a topical antibiotic to help treat periodontal disease.

For more information on Treatment, please watch this video.

For more information on Preventing Periodontal, please watch this video.


CariFree Screening and Treatment

Dr. Briscoe is a provider of the CariFree system that identifies how high your risk is for decay and cavities. With that information, Dr. Briscoe can recommend preventive and treatment strategies to help prevent cavities from recurring. It’s based on your personal risk factors, such as smoking, diet, medications, etc. Preventive strategies can include a change in diet, pit & fissure sealants, fluoride treatment or antibacterial rinses.

For more information, please watch this video.


Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is one of the most important discoveries in medicine for its ability to help prevent cavities. We apply a fluoride varnish to children at every visit, and to adults as needed, based on their individual risk for caries.


Mouthguards

Mouthguards are plastic appliances that protect your teeth in a variety of circumstances. They may help prevent snoring, or protect the teeth while playing sports.

April 04, 2017

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break Week:  We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (April 5 & 6) so that the Briscoe Dentistry Team can have some time off with their families.  Dr. Briscoe will be available in case of an emergency – just call the office! We hope you enjoy the week off with… Read More…

April 03, 2017

Vacation Quick Fix – Chewing Gum

  DOES CHEWING GUM REPLACE BRUSHING?? Although consumers may be used to thinking about chewing gum as a kind of candy, this category of the ADA Seal recognizes chewing gum that has demonstrated scientifically that it can protect the teeth.  Gum chewing can be a quick fix when travelling or… Read More…

December 21, 2016

Christmas Cheer

Our team decorated wreaths this year for the residents of Hope Alive (located on Wells Street in Fort Wayne) They were received with joy and glee by the staff at Hope Alive and they were eagerly anticipating presenting them to the residents. Our patients voted on the wreaths and this… Read More…

7833 Saint Joe Center Rd | Fort Wayne | IN 46835 | Call Today! 260.486.9950
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