Keeping your teeth healthy is vital. If you don’t then you can find yourself facing hefty bills as well as the trauma of having your teeth fall out or be removed, which can be damaging for your mental health as well as your physical health. As with most things, prevention is better than cure. So this is why you should look into preventative services that can spot any potential problems or issues before they happen.
What are preventative services?
Preventative services are services that can be performed by your dentist to help you maintain a good level of oral health. There are a few things that come under this, including attending establishing good habits such as brushing and flossing your teeth, attending regular oral exams and routine x-rays. By having a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene you can avoid the two most common causes of tooth loss – gum disease and decay. By speaking to our team of professionals you can find out a course of treatment that can help to keep your oral hygiene on track and we can put you on a plan to keep it this way for the future. Preventive dentistry is something that can be of a benefit to anyone, no matter your age or the current condition of your teeth.
What preventative services can you benefit from?
Preventative services can include:
- Having your teeth professionally cleaned, scaled and polished
- Showing you the best ways to brush your teeth yourself
- Informing you on the best foods for your teeth. If you eat sugary foods when you have plaque on your teeth, it can cause this sugar to turn to acid which causes tooth decay, gum inflammation and more.
- Checking that your fillings are in a good state
- Recommending treatment if this is needed
One of the top things that helps against tooth decay is fluoride. If you are at risk of tooth decay, your dentist might recommend a special high-fluoride toothpaste to assist with this. They might also perform a fluoride varnish. This is often applied every three to four months for the most effective result and is when a fluoride varnish is applied to the teeth. This stays on the surface of the teeth until the next day when you brush it away.
If your teeth aren’t very smooth, your dentist might recommend a pit and fissure sealant. This is a procedure that helps to smooth the tooth surface and make it easier to clean, stopping decay occurring in the areas of your mouth that are hard to clean.
The dental professional might recommend an x-ray to check for any issues and this can be performed during a preventative service checkup too.
If you are looking to have a preventative dental appointment then get in touch with us today as we would love to help you out. We are on hand to answer any questions you might have and can explain to you more about the different services that we offer here at Omid Dental Office in South Gate California.