Preventative dental care includes regular teeth cleanings and exams. These preventative services can help patients avoid dental issues, such as cavities and gum disease, and can save patients time and money.
By visiting the dentist every six months, patients can significantly lower their chances of developing common dental issues.
Healthy teeth and gums mean a healthy body. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular dental appointments. During your visit, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums to look for early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental problems. They will also take dental X-rays if needed. If your dentist notices signs of early cavities, they can recommend a preventative treatment. Preventative treatments usually include brushing and flossing more often and using fluoride rinses to strengthen enamel.
Diagnosing these conditions early on can help you avoid more advanced procedures, like tooth extractions, in the future. Visiting your dentist regularly can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss, which can all lead to serious health problems. Your dentist can catch problems early before they become serious, thus preventing the need for expensive dental treatments in the future.
Oral cancer screenings are also an important part of your regular dental visits. These screenings can help your dentist identify and treat oral cancer in its early stages before it has a chance to progress and become more serious.
During your biannual dental cleaning, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth. Preventative dental cleanings are important for healthy teeth and gums. These cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, keeping teeth clean and healthy. If the tartar buildup is not removed, it can result in cavities, gingivitis, and other dental problems. Professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can be difficult to remove with at-home brushing and flossing. Regular cleanings can also help you maintain good overall health.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. The sealant hardens onto the tooth, creating a barrier that protects enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants provide an additional level of protection to teeth that are prone to cavities. Sealants can be applied in one visit, and the process requires no shots or drills. Dental sealants can protect teeth from decay for three to five years. This simple dental procedure can provide years of protection.
Preventative care treatments, such as professional dental cleanings, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments, help to preserve the natural dentition by preventing the onset and progress of common oral diseases like cavities and gum disease.
For your preventive dental appointment, visit Dental Health PC at 869 NW 23rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330. Call us at (541) 757 1829 to book an appointment. We will be happy to help you further.