What is Preventative Dental Care?

Preventive dental treatment involves steps a patient takes to guard against oral problems and preserve a healthy smile for life. In addition to arranging routine oral checkups and professional cleanings, these behaviors include daily use of fluoride-containing toothpaste, flossing, and maintaining a nutritious diet. Preventive dental care is frequently a top priority by dental insurance policies because of how crucial it is to overall oral health. As a result, deductibles and co-pays for preventive care are sometimes zero or very low.

For all the information about dental care visit our clinic or you can consult with our dentist to get the best preventive dental services.

Why is Preventative Dental Care Important?

Regular preventative care enables early detection and small and cheap treatment of any issues. This strategy offers the best value for the money and promotes the idea that prevention is preferable to a treatment option.

You will receive a professional clean, polish, and fluoride treatment during your appointment, and our dentist will also check for any changes or early disease symptoms. The soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth may deteriorate due to oral diseases such as periodontitis can persist for a long time, leading to tooth loss.

Maintaining strong, healthy teeth and gums is part of a fundamental practice to protect your teeth health. We help you accomplish this and sustain it for the rest of your life.

What Does Preventive Dental Care Include?

Oral Examination

During your visit to our clinic, the dentist will conduct an oral examination, which may include a screening for gum disease, a diagnostic X-ray, and an oral cancer screening.

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleaning is a component of preventative dental care, which often includes the following:

Scaling for plaque removal: Plaque is a sluggish, whitish layer made of germs, leftover food, and saliva.

Removal of calculus (tartar): Tartar is a calcified plaque that collects on the tooth’s surface.

Polishing: Polishing your teeth will make them look cleaner by removing any stains or plaque that may be present. One of our skilled dentists performs the procedure.

Dental Sealant

A thin plastic sheet known as a dental sealant is placed on the fissures of teeth, typically the back teeth, as they generally help to chew food. By protecting the teeth from food particles and germs that cause tooth decay, sealants protect teeth from decay. If appropriately applied, dental sealants can stop tooth decay.

Home Care

Home care is essential for avoiding health issues. Your total health depends on your oral health. During your checkups, our dentist will discuss the at-home care steps you should take to maintain excellent oral hygiene.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride strengthens teeth through the function of remineralization, in which minerals bind to decaying regions of the tooth enamel.

Fluoride therapy hardly requires one dental appointment at our clinic.

Preventive Vs Basic Dental Care

Preventive care services, as their name suggests, assist you in maintaining good dental hygiene and spotting potential issues early on, sparing you from pain and higher costs down the road. Contrarily, when you perform restorative procedures like fillings, you go beyond preventive care and into the domain of basic dental treatments.

Dental Care at Sue Vetter

Regular dental visits and the prevention of oral health issues can help you maintain your general health and wellness as you age, as well as save you time, money, and potential suffering by avoiding major dental illnesses. If you want preventive care, you can contact us today and book an appointment for the best dental services.










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