Preventive Dentistry – Jacksonville, FL
Protecting Your Gorgeous Smile
Our team is committed to providing our patients with the best dental experience possible. Each patient matters to us – they are the reason we are here. We strive to exceed your expectations, not just meet them. No two patients are alike, and we’ll work to provide you with truly individualized dental care.
Dr. Schumacher takes many hours of continuing education to stay ahead of the trends and assure that we are offering the right treatment for your personal dental health goals. He knows that what is “right” for one patient may not suit the next. He knows our patients want results that last as long as possible – not just look good today.
Why Choose James L. Schumacher
for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
- Latest Technology Guarantees Top-Quality Care
- Services Fully Personalized for Every Patient
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
The humble checkup and cleaning are two of the most important services we offer. They allow Dr. Schumacher and our team to not only remove cavity-causing plaque and tartar from your teeth, but also spot the early signs of decay or damage so we can take care of them right away. By keeping up with these appointments, we can stop many issues before you ever notice them and prevent others from developing in the first place.
Oral Cancer Screening
The national rate of oral cancer is ever increasing, so Dr. Schumacher and our team will do a thorough oral cancer exam screening using OralID during your dental examination appointments. These can show you what to look for yourself between visits – when does a bump or lump warrant concern? When should it be biopsied, or when should you see an oral surgeon to investigate further? We want to help our patients listen to their own bodies, watching for changes while feeling comfortable about talking with us about any questions or concerns. Do you have a question? If so, you’re always welcome to ask us.
Fluoride is a mineral that’s proven to strengthen the enamel and lower someone’s risk of cavities, which is why you’ll find it added to most oral healthcare products. Most people get enough fluoride from their toothpaste, mouthwash, and tap water, but there are still some who could benefit from more. To that end, we can provide a quick and concentrated fluoride treatment as part of someone’s checkup and cleaning. We simply apply a gel to the teeth, and that’s it—someone is all set until their next routine visit.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
Every sport, whether or not it involves contact, comes with an inherent risk of injury to the mouth and teeth. In fact, around 40% of all dental injuries in the U.S. are sports-related! If you regularly play basketball, baseball, or football, we can keep your smile protected by giving you a custom-made mouthguard. This appliance will fit much better and provide more defense against impacts compared to anything you can buy on your own. It will also allow you to breathe and speak normally while wearing it, meaning you’ll easily be able to keep your mind on the game.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Up to one in three Americans experience bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and clenching during sleep. Usually a result of stress, this condition can slowly wear down the teeth to the point of breaking, plus it can also cause frequent headaches. To help, we can give a patient a custom-made nightguard, which is an oral appliance that places a soft but resilient barrier between the rows of teeth so they can’t come together and damage themselves throughout the night.
At-Home Dental Hygiene Products
Daily hygiene is extremely important to your ongoing oral health, so the products you use really, really matter. Our team can let you know which toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, and floss would be best for your specific smile, plus we can provide a lot of products you likely won’t find on store shelves, like Clinpro, Biotene, and Peridex. These are prescription strength and can help patients dealing with gum disease, cavities, and other problems at home.