While advancements in dentistry allow dentists to fix any number of oral health issues, preventive dentistry concentrates on avoiding the occurrence of these problems rather than waiting for them to happen and solving them. Preventive dental care can avoid or minimize the risk of almost all dental issues like tooth decay, erosion of tooth enamel, gum disease, etc.
Good oral health habits are a crucial component of preventive dentistry. By following an efficient oral health regime that includes regular brushing and flossing and scheduling regular dental exams, you will be able to retain your smile intact for years to come.
What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is the practice of professionally caring for your teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. This means visiting your dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning and seeing your dentist if you experience any pain or tooth pain.
Benefits of preventive dentistry
- Preventive dentistry improves oral health.
- Preventive dentistry saves money by helping avoid costly treatments in the future.
- Preventive dentistry prevents tooth pain before it starts.
- Preventive dentistry decreases the risk of oral diseases.
- Preventive dentistry prevents tooth loss.
- Preventive dentistry improves overall health.
The components of preventive dentistry
There are many ways in which we can assist with your oral health, including:
- Dental exams
At Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we strongly recommend you visit us once every six months for a dental exam. It will allow us to monitor your oral health closely and identify problems in their preliminary stages so that we can take preventive steps to reverse the condition before it becomes too late.
- Oral hygiene guidance
When you develop good oral hygiene practices early in life, you will have the upper hand in retaining healthy gums and teeth for the rest of your life. When your oral structures are strong and vigorous, they can better fight off various threats. At our office, we will give you the necessary guidance that will help keep your oral cavity functioning at its best for many years to come. We will teach you the appropriate practices to increase your knowledge about oral hygiene education.
- Teeth cleanings
Though we follow healthy oral habits, some areas of your mouth can be extremely challenging to clean efficiently. As part of our preventative care treatments, we provide tooth scaling and root planing services to remove the hardened plaque and tartar deposits between teeth and gums. Professional cleaning of your teeth regularly will help keep your teeth and gums free of tooth decay and infections.
- Oral cancer screenings
We will look for any abnormal mouth sores and colored patches inside your mouth during oral cancer screenings. The indications of oral cancer are subtle and cannot be felt until it is in an advanced state. Thus a preventive screening measure will help diagnose oral cancer in its early stages that will help in successful treatments.
- Dental sealants
Dental sealants can be used for adults and children. They are plastic coatings secured on the chewing surfaces of the molar teeth to prevent bacterial accumulations. Sealants can safeguard the vulnerable nooks and corners of molar teeth and help prevent tooth decay and reduce the risk of cavities by about eighty percent.
We provide dental solutions that will improve your oral health and transform smiles.
To learn more about our preventive dental treatments, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034.