Total Care Dental is here to help you stay on top of your oral health needs with comprehensive preventative services. We accept a variety of major insurance providers and offer financing/payment plan options on preventative care dental services.
Total Care Dental provides you with excellent, comprehensive and preventative oral health care. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your local dentist for a check-up at least twice yearly. Our family dentists check your teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and bone structure for any concerns, providing early detection for potential dental health issues and other diseases.
Without regular cleanings, bacteria in your mouth can multiply and lead to gum inflammation and infections. Nearly every dental health issue can be prevented with routine dental exams and teeth cleaning.
Basic preventive dentistry includes:
Eating healthy food
Why is Preventative Dentistry Important?
The main two causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. During check-ups, our team will provide expert guidance on effective oral care techniques, recommend oral care products, offer dietary advice, and help you break bad habits. Take proactive steps to maintain optimal oral health between dental visits.
Regular check-ups can help catch early signs of oral health issues like cancer, gum disease, and bruxism, saving you money on treatments.
Can diet affect my teeth?
Your diet impacts your dental health significantly. Sugar-containing food and drinks are major contributors to tooth decay. Reducing your sugar intake can lower the risk of oral health issues. Opt for teeth-friendly foods like cheese, fruits, nuts, and vegetables to promote healthy teeth and gums. These foods can also protect against gum disease and oral cancer. Prioritize a tooth-friendly diet for a happy, healthy mouth.
Can smoking and drinking affect my teeth and gums?
Smoking and vaping can cause tooth staining, tooth loss, and mouth cancer, and worsen gum disease. Dentists advise quitting, but if you can't, visit your dental team more frequently. Alcohol consumption also raises the risk of mouth cancer and can cause decay and erosion due to sugar or acid content.
What to expect at a Preventative Dental Appointment?
Typically, a routine dental appointment will consist of a comprehensive exam (evaluation of your mouth for tooth decay, periodontal disease & oral cancer) and professional cleaning. TCD Madison dentists will:
Examine your teeth, gums and mouth for signs of disease
Take updated x-rays of your teeth, if needed
Perform an oral cancer screening
Remove plaque buildup on your teeth and gums
Answer your questions and concerns
Dental Insurance Covers Preventive Care
Most dental insurance providers cover the costs of basic preventive care. TCD Madison accepts all the best Wisconsin insurers. We’re happy to help you understand what is and isn’t covered by your plan before you come in for an appointment.
Available Financing for Preventative Care Treatments
Don't delay preventative care for your teeth because of cost. We use financing plans to make treatment as affordable as possible. This includes available financing for patients with no dental insurance.
A number of health problems are linked to poor oral health, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, pregnancy problems and more. When gum disease gets out of control, the bacteria enters your bloodstream, leading to health problems you could have avoided with proper oral care.
Yes, fluoride is a great, natural tool to fight tooth decay. Most toothpastes and some mouthwashes include fluoride to clean your mouth. It’s also found in drinking water, so you can always get protection for your teeth. During your dental checkup our dentists can suggest ways to get enough fluoride.
Consuming too much fluoride can sometimes cause cosmetic issues known as fluorosis. This only occurs in young children under 8 years of age. For the most part, the only indication of fluorosis is mild discoloration of the teeth. It does not cause any functional problems or damage the teeth.
Yes, we encourage patients without dental insurance to get regular checkups. We offer financing plans and discounts so all our patients can get affordable dental care no matter their insurance situation.
Yes, adult dental care is incredibly important for long-term well-being. Many adults think they no longer need to see a dentist regularly after they’ve lost all their baby teeth or had their braces removed. The only time they go to the dentist is when they are in pain, usually a sign of a big problem. It is preventative checkups which can find small oral health problems before they get worse. Our dentists can spot small cavities before they reach the roots. As a result, you’d only need a filling instead of an expensive and invasive root canal.
Yes, seniors should go to the dentist on a regular basis. As we age, teeth and gums can begin to weaken. This leaves the mouth susceptible to disease. Preventative dentistry checkups lead to early solutions to protect your teeth as you age.
Total Care Dental offers multi-level payment options for a variety of dental care services at our Madison, WI location. Enjoy routine checkups, cleanings, x-rays, periodontal preventative care and more without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies that don't value your time or health needs.