Preventive Dental Care
With regular professional cleanings and at-home oral hygiene, you can maintain a healthy smile. Cleaning and prevention in dental health, typically during bi-annual appointments, allow the dentist to evaluate your teeth and gums to detect any oral health concerns.
The dentists at Desert Dental Alternatives can provide comprehensive preventive care and professional cleaning for your teeth so that you can preserve your smile for years to come. Preventive care and exams help dentists use minimally invasive procedures rather than extensive treatments and procedures. These appointments allow dentists to advise regarding improved home dental habits and cleaning.
Benefits of Preventive Dental Care
The benefits of preventive care and professional cleaning are plentiful and are not just important for your teeth. Oral disease and decay can affect the entire body, so it is critical to take care of your teeth and gums.
Dentists gain an advantage over tooth damage through:
- Monitoring oral health
- Preventing new diseases and decay
- Promote healthy habits
- Identify and treat disease or decay
Preventive care helps to reduce the risk of serious oral conditions, including:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth sensitivity
- Receding gums
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
What Procedures Are Part of Preventive Dentistry?
Prevention in dentistry is more than cleaning and regular exams. It involves various procedures that will work together to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Oral exams, x-rays, and professional cleanings are just the start of preventive care. Dental procedures may also include fluoride treatments (usually for children), sealant application, and educational consultation for improving at-home habits.
Prevention and Cleaning at Home
At-home oral care is critical in preserving the health and longevity of your smile. With proper habits at home, you help your dentist to keep your teeth intact.
Proper oral care at home involves:
- Brushing with a soft bristle brush two times each day using a fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing daily to remove the food stuck between the teeth before it turns to plaque
- Rinsing with mouthwash to remove food particles released by flossing
- Avoiding acidic and sugary foods and drinks
- Using caution while eating chewy, sticky, or hard foods
- Refraining from smoking or using chewing tobacco
- Using a nightguard if you grind your teeth at night
Our Dentists Can Keep Your Teeth Clean and Healthy!
At Desert Dental Alternatives, we care about your smile. You can trust our team of dentists and hygienists to provide excellent care and information to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Don’t leave the state of your smile to luck; place your teeth and gums in the hands of dental professionals.