How Preventive Dentistry Can Help Your Oral Health?

Posted by BRIGHTWORKS DENTISTRY on Aug 1 2022, 10:51 PM

How Preventive Dentistry Can Help Your Oral Health?

Preventive dentistry is all about keeping your mouth healthy. Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your oral health in order to prevent decay, infection, and disease. This would involve regular visits to the dentist, brushing and flossing your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups.

What Does Preventive Dentistry Entail?

Preventive dentistry encompasses both at-home and in-office treatments. The at-home treatments include brushing, flossing, and cleaning your teeth and gums. Visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings is also a part of preventive dentistry. This is especially important for older adults because as we age, our risk for tooth decay increases.

While many people undergo regular dental cleanings, this alone is not enough to prevent the onset of oral health problems. The in-office treatments include the following:

  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Oral hygiene instructions
  • Tobacco cessation programs
  • Nutritional counseling

During your cleaning and checkup, your dentist Orange Family Dental will also clean your teeth and examine your teeth and gums. X-rays may also be taken to check for cavities, bone loss, and other oral health issues.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is all about helping patients maintain good oral health. The major benefits of preventive dentistry include the following:

  • Intercept early symptoms and allow their treatment 

When a patient visits the dentist every six months, the dentist is able to check the patient’s teeth and gums for any signs of possible problems. If the dentist sees something unusual, he or she can treat the problem early and before it becomes worse. When tooth decay and cavities are caught early, composite fillings, dental crowns, and other restorative treatments can repair the damage and help prevent further decay and damage.

  • Prevent plaque buildup

Plaque is the sticky substance that accumulates on teeth surfaces. This substance is made up of bacteria, saliva, mucus, and food particles. If it is not removed, it will irritate the gums and cause gum disease and tooth decay. Preventive dental care can help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. 

  • Prevent teeth discoloration and decay

Preventive dental care practices like brushing, flossing, and dental cleaning keep your teeth white and prevent dental stains and teeth discoloration.

  • Prevent the onset of health issues

Preventive dentistry helps to prevent the onset of oral diseases, such as gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. 

To learn more about our dental services or to schedule an appointment,  call us at (770) 450-0415, and we will be happy to help.

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