Preventative dentistry is the overarching theme of all forms of dental care that are created to help you avoid developing serious complications in your oral health later in life. Preventative treatments are designed to keep your mouth happy and healthy so that you can keep your natural teeth and smile, without the need for extensive care. The more effort you put in now for your mouth, gums, and teeth, the less you have to worry about them in the future, allowing your natural smile to stay looking great.
This type of dentistry aids you in not only avoiding future dental issues and helping in protection, but also to diagnose conditions like oral cancer at early stages and treat them fast. The faster conditions like these are found, the more chances for a full recovery and better health.
Preventive dentistry includes but is not limited to:
- Home care like brushing and flossing
- Dental sealants and fluoride treatments
- Regular professional cleanings and exams
- Diet and habit review to address any that may be affecting oral health
- Recommending oral health products or hygiene products / aids for use
We suggest that you visit our office every six months or so to provide regular preventative care. These routine appointments ensure that our dentists monitor your child’s oral health and make sure they receive any treatments that they may need.
For more information on preventative dentistry and to schedule an appointment with our great team, don’t hesitate to contact us today.