Strengthen Smiles with General Dentistry

Visiting the dentist for a checkup and hygiene appointment every six months is one of the building blocks of a better smile. But there’s more to general dentistry than cleanings and exams. Gum disease treatment, children’s dentistry, TMJ therapy, custom athletic mouthguards, and even oral cancer screenings all play a role in the support of overall oral health. Lakebrink Dental provides these general dental care services to help you and your family keep your smiles in shape.

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Children’s Dentistry

When you’re looking for a general dentist, you want one that can see your entire family. With dental care services for every age, including children’s dentistry, the Liberty dental practice of Dr. Thomas Lakebrink make care convenient. We make your child’s dental care fun, providing interactive tooth games and teaching them about their teeth with a tooth chart. Dr. Lakebrink, Dr. Mitts,  and our team will help your children develop healthy oral habits to protect their smiles for a lifetime. We may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants to ward off cavities. Schedule your child’s first dental visit around their third birthday, unless you notice oral health issues earlier. In some cases, Dr. Lakebrink or Dr. Mitts may refer your child to a pedodontist, a dentist who specializes in children’s dentistry. For the most part, however, your child should be able to receive his or her care from Lakebrink Dental.

Oral Cancer Screening

We include oral cancer screenings in every checkup at Lakebrink Dental. Most patients won’t ever have to worry about oral cancer, but for many who do, a diagnosis often isn’t made until the disease is already in a later stage. Oral cancer screenings are designed to help us make a diagnosis as early as possible, so that care can be provided early on, when chances of recovery are higher. During your screening, we’ll look for:

  • Lacerations
  • Discolorations
  • A lump or bump
  • Pain, swelling, tenderness, or numbness anywhere on the mouth or lips