All About Preventative Dentistry

All About Preventative Dentistry

Posted by Douglas S. Vose on Feb 1 2021, 11:08 AM

It is necessary to consider preventative dentistry to keep gum diseases, plaque, tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, cavities, and other dental problems at bay. To enjoy a healthy and fruitful life, you should follow preventative dentistry.

Importance of preventative dentistry

  • As it is rightly said, prevention is better than cure, and it stands true for dental care.

  • Most of the dental problems are curable.

  • When detected on time, you can manage to save your natural teeth from complete decay.

  • If the issue is examined and monitored by a professional dentist, it can be stopped or dramatically slowed from spreading.

  • If a problem is detected early, it will be easier and less expensive to treat.

  • Preventive dentistry helps you avoid all the pain and discomfort caused by complicated dental procedures and expensive treatments.

What all do you get when you opt for in-office preventative dentistry?

  • Examination of your mouth

In this step, a regular examination of your mouth will take place. The dentist or hygienist will examine your mouth in detail, look for any cavities and any signs of dental disease.

  • Cleaning your teeth

The next step involves the cleaning of any deep seating plaque in your teeth. It will ensure that you face nearly no dental issues for the time being. Often, a fluoride solution is used in this step. It helps strengthen your teeth and protects them from any bacterial attack.

Oral Cancer kills more than 8000 Americans annually. As with many other types of cancer, oral lesions that are identified early offer a better chance for successful treatment. Therefore, during your regular dental checkups, we will carefully evaluate the oral conditions present in your mouth, throat, and your neck to screen for any abnormalities.

You must visit your dentist every six months for these procedures. The more you take care of your dental health, the better!

Things to do yourself

While you visit your dentist every six months, you must take care of your teeth in between those visits. Follow these tips and enjoy a healthy and clean smile:

  • Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day: It is essential to brush the teeth properly using a toothpaste that contains fluoride at least twice a day.

  • Floss Regularly - To clean the food particles stuck in between the teeth, always floss after you brush.

  • Use a Mouthwash that contains Fluoride and is alcohol-free - To ensure gum health, never skip a mouthwash.

  • Take Care of Your Diet- Avoid sugary and acidic food as much as possible.

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