Preventative dentistry helps to keep your teeth in top condition.
By focusing on keeping your teeth healthy, you can avoid having to have restorative work. Regular checkups with your dentists are one of the most important parts of preventative dentistry. It allows you to have your teeth checked and cleaned, and makes it easier to spot any potential issues early. People who have a higher risk of developing dental problems can benefit from more frequent checkups with their dentist.
Our services for preventative dentistry give you what you need to ensure your teeth are healthy and your oral hygiene is good. During a dental exam, the dentist will look at your teeth and may take X-rays, comparing what they see to the results of previous checkups. A dental checkup is also a great time to have your teeth professionally cleaned, removing built-up plaque and helping to prevent tooth decay.
Another way your dentist can help with preventative care is by giving advice on taking care of your teeth. They might recommend a certain type of toothbrush or other product, or they might prescribe a toothpaste or mouthwash that helps you to keep your teeth and mouth clean more easily.
Remember that you can play a part in preventing dental problems too, by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home and eating a balanced diet. You can also protect your teeth from damage by wearing a mouthguard when playing sports and wearing a night guard if you grind your teeth at night.