When it comes to caring for your mouth, establishing good oral hygiene habits by brushing and flossing is a great place to start. At-home dental care, however, can only do so much to protect your teeth and gums.
Preventive dentistry steps in where at-home dental care falls short to help protect your teeth from tooth decay, periodontal disease, injuries, problems that occur from normal wear and tear, and more.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry (also called prophylactic dentistry) includes regular dental examinations and preventive treatments designed to safeguard your teeth and gums from common dental health problems and oral health issues to which you might be predisposed.
Preventive dentistry provides regular care that keeps your teeth and gums healthy by stopping oral health problems before they start. Additionally, preventive dentistry ensures the early detection and treatment of any concerns that do arise.
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this statement is just as true in dentistry as it is in any other area of healthcare.
Preventive dentistry protects the teeth and gums from developing serious and sometimes painful issues. This branch of dentistry prevents patients from requiring more costly, time-intensive treatments to address oral health problems that could have been easily avoided.
While preventive dentistry aims to avoid oral health problems altogether, dental concerns can still sometimes develop. In these instances, preventive dentistry focuses on early detection. Like most health concerns, oral health issues are most effectively, efficiently, and inexpensively addressed when diagnosed and treated early.
Preventive Dentistry Services at Eastgate Dental Excellence
Our dentists at Eastgate Dental Excellence provide patients of all ages with a comprehensive menu of preventive dentistry services including:
- Dental Cleanings and Exams
- Periodontal Disease Treatment
- Cavity Treatments
- Fluoride Treatments
- Nightguards and Sleep Bruxism Treatment
- Athletic Mouthguards
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Tooth Extractions
- TMJ Treatment
- Dental X-Rays
- Oral Cancer Screening
Drs. Daniel Kelley, Jodie Yildirim, and Mary Margaret Vaughan personalize each patient’s care by recommending a preventive dentistry plan based on their individual needs.
Take a Proactive Approach to Your Dental Care
We recommend that most patients visit the dentist every six months for a routine cleaning and examination.
When you invest in preventive dentistry, you’re investing in your future health. A proactive approach to oral hygiene and dental care helps you avoid painful and costly health problems further down the road.
To learn more about preventive dentistry or to schedule your next dental appointment with our team at Eastgate Dental Excellence, we welcome you to contact our office today.
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