Preventive Dental Care - Everything You Need To Know

Posted by CITY FAMILY DENTAL on Oct 12 2022, 02:09 AM

Preventive dental care is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It includes regular examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. 

What Is Preventive Dental Care?

When you come in for a checkup, one of our top goals is to ensure that your oral health is in tip-top shape. This helps us catch any potential issues before they become severe problems. While we do provide restorative treatments like fillings and root canals when needed, we prefer to prevent patients from ever having to experience these procedures. We do this by educating our patients about their oral health and providing routine checkups and cleanings. 

If it’s been a while since your last appointment, be sure to reach out to us today to schedule your next exam and cleaning with our dentist. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile!

Benefits of Preventive Dental Care

Preventative dental care includes treatments like cleanings and exams, which help prevent common dental health issues before they develop or progress. Preventive dental care can thus help you avoid costly and extensive dental procedures down the road. Your dentist may also recommend certain preventative measures that prevent dental problems from occurring. They may suggest using a mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding, for example, or fluoride rinses to strengthen the enamel of your teeth to help prevent decay. Talk with your dentist for more information.

How Often Should You Get A Dental Checkup?

Visiting your dentist every six months is recommended, or more frequently if needed. During a dental appointment, our team is able to help you prevent many common oral health concerns and keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.

What To Expect At Your  Preventive Dental Checkup?

Dental checkups allow your dentist to monitor your overall oral health, diagnose any problems that might exist, and work with you to develop a treatment plan to correct or manage these issues. Your dentist will check for signs of tooth decay, infections, gum disease, and other issues that can affect the health and integrity of your teeth. If any problems are found that can’t be treated during your appointment, we will make recommendations for appropriate follow-up care. During your checkup, you will also receive a professional cleaning to remove any plaque buildup on your teeth. This will prevent tooth decay and promote good breath. We will also conduct oral cancer screenings and take dental X-rays. We also offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants if needed. By maintaining a regular schedule of dental exams, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy and ensure long-lasting results when it comes to your smile. Additionally, regular visits with the dentist will also improve your overall quality of life through proper diagnosis and management of serious health issues.

How To Take Care of Your Teeth In Between Dental Visits?

To take care of your teeth in between dental visits, there are a few steps you can take at home. Brushing and flossing are the two main components of oral hygiene. We recommend that you brush your teeth at least two times a day using a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Flossing should take place at least once per day to remove plaque from between the teeth and along the gum line. If needed, you can also rinse with a mouthwash that will help remove additional bacteria and buildup in the mouth. You should also avoid the use of tobacco products. 

If you’re interested in learning more about preventive dentistry and how it can help you, call our dentist today to schedule a consultation. You can call us at (209) 554-1700 or visit our clinic located at 1317 Oakdale Rd Suite 310, Modesto, California 95355.

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