Preventive dentistry is oral health care which includes treatment, education, and practical preservation of both your gums and teeth. From your daily oral hygiene routine to your regular check ups and comprehensive cleanings with your dentist, all help to combat enamel wear, cavities and gum disease – all of which will lead to sensitivity or more serious health issues.
Common Practices in our Office
Regardless of age, there are a number of treatments which occur in our dental chair for patients receiving preventive treatment. Your regular dental exam is a major component of prevention, it allows your dentist to check for any potential decay or other oral health issues before they get out of hand through oral inspection and x-rays. After the exam, your dentist will give you recommendations on steps you may need to take in order to preserve your oral health.
The Goal of Preventive Dentistry
We all know prevention is better than cure, for this reason preventive dentistry is arguably the most important aspect of dentistry. All patients can achieve its goal; keeping cavities, gum disease, sensitivity and other conditions at bay. If all of these issues are caught early, then patients can expect to have a lifetime of healthy smiles!
We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Contact our friendly team today to find out more about how we can help you.