Prevention is always better than cure. We work with our patients to avoid dental problems from ever happening through preventive care. This involves teaching them about maintaining good oral health at home and providing them with the appropriate treatment at our clinic.
One of the most common oral conditions is gum disease. In its early stages, gum disease takes the form of gingivitis, leading to bad breath, bleeding gums, swelling, and redness. By treating gingivitis, we can prevent it from turning into periodontitis. This may involve improving oral hygiene, receiving scaling and root planing treatment, and the use of an antiseptic mouthwash.
Tooth decay is another preventable dental health problem. We show patients proper brush technique, advise them on the right dental products to use, and make suggestions about diet to keep teeth healthy. We also provide patients with a professional cleaning at every dental checkup to remove plaque and tartar from teeth before it leads to cavities.
Early diagnosis can prevent potentially serious and life-threatening conditions, like oral cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, oral cancer, and heart disease. If you have any cause for concern, book an appointment at our clinic.
We can also diagnose conditions early through regular checkups. As well as examining your teeth and gums, we check your face, neck, lips, and tongue for any symptoms. We also use X-rays to look for problems that may be out of sight.
Preventive Dentistry for Kids
Kids are susceptible to different dental issues than adults. For instance, newly-erupted molars are more likely to suffer from cavities. To prevent tooth decay, we offer dental sealants to cover the molars with deep crevices. We also offer fluoride treatment to help children maintain healthy teeth into adulthood.