Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth and gums in order to keep them healthy. Effective preventive dentistry merges at-home oral care habits with in-office dental treatments and counseling by dental professionals.
The ideal way to prevent dental issues, including tooth decay and periodontal disease, is to maintain good oral hygiene at home and see a dentist and dental hygienist regularly.
From an initial appointment, examining the present state of your teeth and gums will allow us to determine the cleaning technique that is ideal for you. When you visit our dental team for a hygiene visit, you should be confident that you are in the caring hands of experts.
We believe that top-quality preventative dentistry for our patients is the best way to inhibit dental problem from arising. Being proactive allows you and your dentist to diagnose oral issues while they are still minor. If you delay scheduling the recommended treatment, things unfortunately can get worse and may require a more involved procedure with more dental chair time and out of pocket expense.
Are you aware that just a couple of slight changes can make a major difference to the state of your mouth in the future? Adopting a sensible approach now can actually make a whole world of difference in the long-term health of your teeth and gums.
As mentioned previously, if you don’t take proper care of your teeth and manage your oral health, you might find yourself spending a lot of money in the future on restorative dental care. Practicing preventative dentistry offers you a way to protect yourself from these excessive dental costs.
Diagnostic x-rays and dental examinations are typically performed at your routine dental hygiene appointment. These diagnostic images allow the dentist to see signs of dental issues invisible to the naked eye. For example, cavities between the teeth or issues below the gum line often can only be seen on dental radiographs.
Prophylaxis or periodontal maintenance is typically rendered by a licensed dental hygienist, and is commonly referred to as “cleaning”, but it’s much more than that. Whoever is performing the service will remove any buildup of plaque, tartar, and stain on the teeth, then polish them. A fluoride treatment is generally beneficial at this time for adults and children alike.
Orthodontics can be considered a preventative measure that aligns the teeth and bite in order to limit the prospects of future dental issues. Misaligned teeth are generally harder to keep clean and healthy and are therefore more prone to decay and periodontal issues like gum disease.
Clarity Dentistry proudly offers the orthodontic treatment, Invisalign, to straighten misaligned, gapped, or rotated teeth. These nearly invisible aligners are worn all day and are barely noticeable.