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Preventative Dentistry

At Franklin Family Dental, we want to protect your smile from cavities, plaque, and gum disease. Our commitment to your oral health starts with preventative dentistry, the foundation for strong teeth and gums throughout your life.

Our Preventative Dentistry Services

Dental Cleanings

During a dental cleaning, Dr. Zeh and our skilled hygienists use specialized tools such as scalers and ultrasonic devices to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. They will reach all areas of your mouth, including the spaces between your teeth and along the gumline, where plaque and tartar tend to accumulate. Regular cleanings help prevent dental issues and leave your mouth fresh and clean.

Regular cleanings help prevent dental issues and leave your mouth fresh and clean.

Exams & X-rays

Our team makes a thorough inspection of your teeth and gums and uses dental X-rays to get a closer look at what's happening beneath the surface. Exams and X-rays allow us to detect cavities, gum disease, and signs of oral cancer.

By catching dental issues in their early stages, we can provide timely treatment and prevent severe problems from developing.

a family before her appointment for preventative dentistry in Franklin, TN


Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen your tooth enamel, the protective outer layer of your teeth. During a fluoride treatment, we apply a fluoride-rich gel or foam to your teeth to make your enamel more resistant to decay caused by harmful bacteria and acids.

Fluoride is especially beneficial for children as it can aid in the development of strong, cavity-resistant teeth.


Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. These areas have grooves and pits where food particles and bacteria can easily get trapped, leading to cavities.

Applying sealants is a quick procedure that provides long-lasting protection against tooth decay, particularly in children and teenagers who are more prone to cavities.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

It's usually a good idea to see the dentist every six months for a check-up. But, how often you should come in might be different for you depending on your specific needs. We'll talk with you to figure out the best plan to keep your mouth healthy.

Benefits of Seeing a Preventative Dentist in Franklin

  • Learn how to care for your mouth
  • Stop problems before they start
  • Get personalized care

Do You Need to Visit a Dentist in Franklin?

If you want to prevent dental problems from becoming painful and expensive, contact our team at Franklin Family Dental. Invest in your smile's future by scheduling an appointment with us today!

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