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What is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is one of the most important aspects of oral care. By taking proactive measures to prevent dental problems, you can avoid the need for costly and invasive treatments down the road. Here at our practice, we offer a full range of preventative services to keep your smile healthy and strong.

From routine teeth cleanings and exams to fluoride treatments and sealants, we have everything you need to keep your teeth in tip-top shape. We also offer custom mouth guards for those who play sports or grind their teeth at night. And, we always take the time to educate our patients on the best at-home oral care habits to keep their smile looking its best.

If you’re due for a cleaning or exam, or if you’re interested in learning more about our preventative services, we invite you to call us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get on the path to optimal oral health.

What are common preventive dentistry services?

Preventive dentistry is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the prevention of dental disease. The goal of preventive dentistry is to help people keep their teeth and gums healthy so that they can avoid dental problems in the future.

There are many different preventive dentistry services that dentists can provide. Some of the most common services include:

1. Dental sealants: Dental sealants are thin, clear, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants protect the teeth from cavities by sealing off the grooves and pits in the teeth where cavities are most likely to form. Sealants are most effective in children and adults who have a high risk of cavities.

2. Fluoride treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities. Fluoride treatments usually involve applying a fluoride gel or foam to the teeth and allowing it to remain on the teeth for a few minutes before rinsing it off. Fluoride treatments can be done in the dental office or at home with a fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.

3. Dental exams and cleanings: Dental exams and cleanings are important for both adults and children. During a dental exam, the dentist will check for cavities, gum disease, and other problems. The dentist will also clean the teeth, which removes plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from the teeth. Dental exams and cleanings should be done every six months.

4. X-rays: X-rays are sometimes used to detect problems that cannot be seen during a regular dental exam, such as cavities between the teeth or problems with the roots of the teeth. Dentists may also use x-rays to plan for dental procedures such as tooth extractions or root canals.

5. Mouthguards: Mouthguards are used to protect the teeth from injury during sports or other activities. Mouthguard's can be custom-made by a dentist or purchased over-the-counter. It is important to choose a mouthguard that fits properly and is comfortable to wear.

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