Prevention & Diagnosis
Preventive dentistry focuses on tooth care to maintain healthy teeth. It encompasses a variety of treatments designed to prevent oral health problems and maintain overall tooth health. This is important especially for children. Preventive kids dentistry will keep your child’s teeth free from plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay before any serious treatments are needed.
Diagnostic procedures allow dentists to determine the cause of pain, disease, etc.
Benefits of preventive dentistry:
- Helps you maintain tooth health
- Prevents the occurrence of higher-cost treatments such as extractions, fillings, root canals, etc.
What is preventive dental care?
Preventive care includes brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist on a regular basis to take of your teeth and gums.
Why is preventative care important?
Regular brushing, flossing and dental visits helps remove plaque from your teeth, which keeps them looking fresh and clean. Additionally, regular dental examinations and cleanings also help prevent the incidence of higher-cost treatments (eg: root canals, extractions, fillings, etc.) that may occur if you develop oral health problems.
Cleanings: regular dental cleanings ensure the removal of any significant plaque buildup, addresses hard to reach areas and maintains the general health of your teeth.
Fluoride Treatment: fluoride contains compounds that prevent tooth decay and can also be used to treat sensitive teeth. Fluoride can be applied using gels, varnishes, toothpaste or mouth rinse.
Tooth Desensitization: can strengthen enamel, which reduces pain sensations in patients that have sensitive teeth.
Examination: exams are critical to maintaining your oral health and establishing that you do not have any dental problems.
X-Rays: allow dentists to take pictures of the teeth, bones and soft tissues to help determine problems with the teeth, mouth and jaw. X-Rays can also reveal cavities, hidden tooth structures (eg: wisdom teeth) and bone loss.