Preventative Care: Your Secret Weapon Against Illness and Medical Expenses


Preventative care is a powerful tool in the fight against illness and escalating medical expenses. By taking proactive measures, individuals can significantly reduce the risk of developing severe health issues and the associated costs. Dental health, often overlooked, plays a pivotal role in this preventive approach. Regular dental check-ups, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants are just a few methods that offer protection against potential oral problems. Moreover, these practices not only ensure a healthy mouth but also have a ripple effect on overall health. Embracing preventative care is not just about safeguarding one’s health; it’s a strategic move to avoid hefty medical bills in the future.

What Are The Benefits Of Preventive Care?

Preventive care at Solomon Family Dentistry focuses on maintaining optimal oral health by addressing potential issues before they escalate. Through regular check-ups, advanced dental technologies, and specialized procedures, patients can expect various benefits contributing to a healthier mouth. 

  • Fewer Cavities: One of preventive care’s most immediate and noticeable benefits is the significant reduction in cavities. Regular check-ups and cleanings ensure that potential threats like plaque and tartar are effectively removed, preventing tooth decay.
  • Low Risk of Gum Disease: Gum can lead to various complications, from bad breath to tooth loss. Preventive care lowers the risks associated with gum disease substantially, ensuring healthier gums and a stronger foundation for your teeth.
  • Less Tooth Damage: Preventive measures, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, act as protective barriers. They shield the teeth from potential damage caused by factors like acidic foods, grinding, or external injuries.
  • Highly Effective Care: Solomon Family Dentistry employs the latest advances in dental technologies and procedures. This ensures that patients receive care that is not only state-of-the-art but also highly effective in maintaining and improving oral health.
  • Pain-Free Experience: One of the standout features of preventive care is the absence of pain during procedures. Whether it’s a routine cleaning or the application of dental sealants, patients can expect a comfortable experience.
  • No Downtime: Preventive procedures are designed to be quick and efficient. Patients can often return to their daily activities immediately after their appointment, with no downtime required.
  • Healthier Teeth and Smile: The cumulative effect of all these benefits is a healthier set of teeth and a radiant smile. Regular preventive care ensures that teeth remain strong, white, and disease-free, contributing to increased confidence and overall well-being.

Different Types Of Preventative Care Services

Solomon Family Dentistry offers comprehensive preventive dental care services designed to maintain and enhance oral health. Here’s a detailed look at these services:

  • Dental Cleanings: One of the foundational services provided is dental cleanings. It’s recommended that individuals undergo professional dental cleanings at least every six months. These cleanings are pivotal in reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Unlike regular at-home cleanings, dental professionals have the tools and expertise to remove plaque and tartar from often hard-to-reach areas, ensuring a thorough cleaning.
  • Fluoride Treatments: Solomon Family Dentistry offers in-office fluoride treatments to combat the risk of cavities. These treatments involve applying fluoride directly to the surface of the teeth. This direct application provides protection surpassing regular fluoride toothpaste, fortifying the teeth against decay.
  • Dental Sealants: Particularly beneficial for younger patients, dental sealants act as a protective barrier for the teeth. These sealants are applied to the grooves of the back molars, preventing the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. As a result, the risk of tooth decay in these vulnerable areas is significantly reduced.
  • Mouth Rinses: For those at risk of gum disease or already experiencing its early stages, prescribed mouth rinses can be a game-changer. These rinses are formulated to reduce mouth bacteria, lowering gum disease risk. Moreover, medicated versions of these rinses can aid in treatment for those with mild to moderate gum disease.
  • Mouthguards: Physical activities, especially sports, can risk oral health due to potential injuries. Additionally, nocturnal habits like teeth grinding can also cause damage. To address these concerns, Solomon Family Dentistry provides custom-fitted mouthguards. These mouthguards are tailored to fit comfortably while offering maximum protection against potential dental injuries.

What To Expect During Your Dental Visit

A dental visit at Solomon Family Dentistry is a comprehensive experience designed to ensure your oral health is at its best. When you arrive for your appointment, the dental provider may begin by taking dental X-rays, if necessary. This step helps get a clearer view of the underlying structures of your teeth and jaw, ensuring any hidden issues are promptly identified.

Following the X-rays, a professional cleaning session is conducted. This is not just about maintaining a bright smile; it’s a crucial step to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Dental professionals meticulously remove plaque and tartar, especially from those hard-to-reach areas that might be missed during regular at-home brushing and flossing.

In addition to the cleaning, the visit encompasses various preventive care services tailored to your needs. The dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, ensuring they are healthy. If any issues like cavities, gum disease, or minor tooth damage are spotted, they are addressed promptly. Addressing these issues early is vital to prevent them from escalating into more severe oral health problems.

Insurance Coverage

Solomon Family Dentistry boasts an extensive insurance acceptance policy, accommodating over 197+ different insurance types. This wide-ranging coverage ensures that most patients can access top-tier dental care without financial strain. The clinic offers alternative solutions and payment plans for those without dental insurance, ensuring everyone receives the necessary care they deserve.


Prioritizing your oral health is an investment in your overall well-being. At Solomon Family Dentistry, we understand the significance of a healthy smile and its impact on your confidence and daily life. With our vast range of services and a commitment to excellence, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. 

Whether it’s a routine check-up, a restorative procedure, or a cosmetic enhancement, our team is dedicated to providing top-tier care. We proudly accept over 197+ types of insurance, ensuring that quality dental care is accessible to all. And for those without dental insurance, worry not; we have tailored solutions to meet your needs. Don’t delay the respect you deserve. Call or contact to reach out to Solomon Family Dentistry today, and together, let’s embark on a journey to a healthier, brighter smile.

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Fred Solomon, DMD

Frederick Solomon, DMD, is an experienced general dentist and founder of Solomon Family Dentistry, with five locations in Summerville and one in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He is proud to be able to offer comprehensive oral health care to so many communities in South Carolina. 

Dr. Solomon started out with a small dentist office in Summerville, just off of Beauregard, which had two treatment operatories and one operatory for dental hygiene. Over the years, Dr. Solomon has expanded the practice, building a new office and moving down the highway off of Royal Road. His intention of starting a small practice to help the community has now progressed into a larger dentist office that reaches out to patients in the Summerville, Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, and surrounding areas.

Dr. Solomon graduated from St. Andrews High School and continued on to complete his undergrad studies at the University of Maryland. From there, he came back to Charleston to complete his education for dental school at MUSC and has resided here ever since. 

When not in the dentist’s office, Dr. Solomon enjoys spending time with his wife and family and picking up a good book for the occasional read.

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