The Importance of Preventative Dentistry

We all know that going to the dentist is not on the top of anyone’s list, but making sure you go to the dentist every six months can help you avoid painful and costly dental problems. Our office makes it a priority to focus on preventive dentistry so patients can keep their mouths and teeth healthy which helps avoid the development of gum disease and tooth decay.

What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is any form of dentistry that helps patients prevent developing dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, which are the main causes of tooth loss. During your routine dental visits, we will conduct preventive treatments such as cleanings and fluoride treatments to remove tartar and plaque and protect your teeth against decay. We will also perform an exam to make sure there are no signs of cavities and gingivitis.

Importance Of Preventive Dentistry
Maintain a healthy mouth – Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits twice a year can keep you from developing any problems. Maintaining a diligent brushing and flossing routine at home will help you keep your oral health on track.

Fewer dental visits – As long as you have are no signs of cavities or gingivitis, or we catch these problems early enough, you will not have to see us more than two times a year. If we do find early signs of decay or gum disease, we can come up with a treatment plan to reverse them through changes to your oral care routine, diet, or toothpaste and without the need for further treatment.

Save money and time – Once tooth decay and gum disease have progressed past the early stages and cause damage, treating them can be costly and can require extra visits to the dentist. In some cases, you may even have to come in more frequently for cleaning and exams so we can keep an eye on the progress of these issues.

Your Oral Health
Missing routine dental visits can be detrimental to the health of your teeth and gums. Twice yearly dental cleanings and exams are worth the time it takes to prevent you from developing serious dental health issues. Call us today at 203-612-5870 to schedule your routine dental visit!

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