Preventive dentistry focuses on ways to prevent oral health issues and also keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. In order to keep away from oral issues like tooth decay, gum disease, etc., you need to take oral health and advice given by Dr. Hu and Dr. Li seriously.
Why is Preventive Dentistry important?
Preventive dentistry is important because:
- Oral health is linked to overall health, so a healthy mouth means a healthy body.
- It is much cheaper than fillings, crowns, implants, etc.
- Insurance plans cover most of the preventive treatments.
- Maintain healthy teeth and gums.
- Keep away dental issues like gum disease or tooth decay.
Does Preventive Dentistry start from home?
Preventive dentistry actually begins at your home with yourself. Most of the daily dental routine techniques may already be a part of your lives. Have a look at them:
- Brushing teeth twice a day.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Choose toothbrush and toothpaste approved by the ADA with Seal of Acceptance. This is important because the ones with ADA sealed packaging undergo a number of tests to prove their safety and effectiveness.
- Use an ADA-approved mouthwash to keep away dry mouth or tooth sensitivity.
- Avoid consuming sugary or acidic foods or drinks.
- Ensure that you drink fluoridated water to keep your teeth strong.
Preventive Dentistry at Our Practice
We give high priority to preventive dental care. Preventive dentistry not just depends on the care you provide for your teeth at home. There are certain essential steps that only a professional dentist can carry out to help you maintain good oral health. Thus, it is essential to schedule regular dental checkups every six months.
During the appointment, the dentist will probably:
- Clean plaque and tartar present on your teeth.
- Check for signs of decay or gum disease.
- Check your whole mouth, including the tongue.
- Conduct oral cancer screening.
- Conduct any specialized treatment like fluoride treatment.
- Recommend the right treatment to treat any early-stage dental issue.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at 407-647-3223, and we'll guide you further.