A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
We recommend our patients to have a cleaning every 6 months to keep up with their teeth to remove any plaque that may not easily be removable by the patient. Keeping up with a regular cleaning can decrease the patients’ risk of gingivitis.
Here’s a list of dental hygiene that falls under cleaning and preventative care:
- Caring for Mouth Guards
- Intraoral Cameras
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Cancer Exam
- Oral Hygiene Aids
- Dental Exams & Cleanings
- Home Care
- How to Properly Brush & Floss
Here at Choice Dental we provide all your oral hygiene needs, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our office and we will be glad to help.