Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dental care is an essential part of oral health. It is essential to understand that oral health is more than just having a dazzling smile. It also includes your overall health. A person with good oral health is less likely to develop a variety of diseases and complications in the long run. Also, having a healthy oral cavity not only enhances your overall appearance but also helps you feel more confident.

What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is the preventive measures taken to maintain your teeth and gums in a healthy condition. Most of the problems that dentists deal with are a result of neglecting your oral health.

What Are the Different Preventive Dentistry Procedures?

Preventive dentistry includes procedures such as:

Teeth Cleaning: The first step in preventing any dental problems is to maintain your regular dental visits. As per the American Dental Association, you should visit the dentist at least twice a year for oral cleaning and other preventative dental procedures.

Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is an important component of tooth enamel, which keeps your teeth strong and prevents cavities. Fluoride is usually applied through toothpaste, mouth rinses, or professionally through dental trays.

Oral Examination: A comprehensive oral examination by a dentist can help detect early signs of oral problems such as cavities or plaque buildup in the gums, root canal infections, and other conditions that may not be visible from the outside.

Oral Cancer Screening: Oral cancer can be difficult to detect early on. However, it's essential to catch it as soon as possible because it can be fatal if left untreated for too long. The best way to detect it is through a thorough examination of the gums and teeth by a dentist.

Oral Hygiene Tips: Along with regular dental checkups, proper oral hygiene habits can help you avoid many common dental problems such as cavities, bad breath, and gum disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can help prevent cavities and gum disease.

Fluoride Supplements: Fluoride supplements provide extra protection against tooth decay and cavities as they include fluoride in their formula. You can include these supplements in your child's diet to provide maximum protection against tooth decay and cavities.

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