Preventative Dentistry

Regular visits to your Dental Health Associates of Madison dentist result in less extensive, less expensive dental care over you and your family members' lifetimes!

Making sure you and your family receive top notch professional preventive dental care is the best and most important thing you can do for your family's health. We are happy to make this easy for you at Dental Health Associates.

Your family dentist and hygienist will work together

It's a team effort to help you learn how to protect your family's teeth and promote overall dental health through preventative dentistry by:

  • teaching your family proper brushing techniques
  • encouraging the entire family to floss regularly
  • promoting good oral habits
  • promoting good eating habits
  • teaching children and adults how to protect their teeth while playing sports
  • diagnosing any needed treatment at its earliest stages to avoid extensive work and cost to you

The staff at Dental Health Associates of Madison will help your family make informed decisions about fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative work and orthodontic treatment for you and your children.

The Importance of Regular Checkups

With regular cleanings and checkups at Dental Health Associates, your family will have healthy teeth and gums helping us enjoy and benefit from the foods we love! Healthy mouths not only promote dental health, but better general health overall. Many people may not realize that poor oral health has been linked to such conditions as heart disease and diabetes. A healthy mouth also means less extensive – and less expensive - dental care over your lifetime.

Heart & Gum Disease Podcast

You may be surprised to learn that taking care of your teeth and gums also helps prevent heart disease. Dr. Greg Sobczak talks about the recent studies and what you can do about it.

Preventive Dentistry FAQs

What does a regular cleaning and checkup consist of?

In most cases, a regular cleaning and check up consists of a comprehensive oral exam of the teeth and surrounding soft tissues, like gums, tongue and cheeks. The teeth are checked for decay, normal eruption and alignment for children and for any damage to the teeth like chips or cracks. The gums are inspected for health and any bone loss around the teeth will be discussed and treatment planned as needed. Any plaque or hard deposits called tartar are removed from around the teeth and then the teeth are polished for that smooth and shiny feeling! Dental films may be recommended periodically to check for any problems between the teeth and areas we can't see by just looking in the mouth.

Do I have to have an oral exam at every cleaning?

The dentists at Dental Health Associates are required by state statute to perform a complete oral exam at least once per year on every patient in their care, or have proof of exam performed at another dental office, before performing any dental procedure, including a cleaning.

Could I get my teeth cleaned and bleached at the same appointment?

In order to achieve optimal whitening, we actually recommend that patients have their teeth cleaned first. By removing the plaque and tartar build up around the teeth, better results can be achieved. Two visits are then required for optimal results.

How much of my cleaning is covered by my insurance?

Insurance coverage varies greatly for each individual policy. To find out what percentage may be covered by your insurance plan, refer to the information provided to you when you enrolled, or call the 1-800 number on the back of your card to ask a representative. If you need help obtaining this information, a Dental Health Associates front desk staff member would be happy to help you. If you are a DHA patient, our financial coordinators will help you obtain an estimate of coverage if requested.

To schedule an appointment, please call the offices or fill out our online appointment request form.