Preventative dentistry is vitally important to your family’s oral health. At Klement Family Dental, we want to make sure you get the services you need to keep your mouth and teeth healthy. So what exactly does preventative dental care include? Read on to learn more.
Gentle, Professional Cleanings
Poor dental hygiene can develop into more serious health problems such as gingivitis, periodontal disease and even contribute to heart disease. Klement Family Dental can improve your oral health with regular professional cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends that teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. In some cases, you may need more frequent cleanings. For example, if you have significant tartar buildup or if you have gum disease, you may need more frequent cleanings.
Regular dental exams allow us to address dental problems in their early stages. More serious problems can also be identified during a comprehensive exam.
It’s important to address dental problems as soon as possible; if left untreated, the problem will get worse. For example, the longer tooth decay goes unchecked, the more damage it can do to a tooth and less of the original tooth that can be saved.
But when you see us for regular visits, small problems won’t have a chance to become major concerns. We can offer restorative treatments like fillings to address problems early on. General dentistry visits are cost-effective, too. It costs much less to have regular exams and cleanings than it does to have your teeth repaired or replaced.
Digital x-rays also use 80-to-90 percent less radiation than traditional film x-rays and they’re environmentally friendly. There’s no paper waste, no lead film inserts and no chemicals.
The intraoral camera is used in conjunction with a computer monitor, so you can see exactly what your dentist sees. You’ll become an active partner in developing an effective treatment plan.
We can examine areas of your mouth that x-rays simply cannot show. Tooth decay, cracked or broken fillings, cracked teeth and early signs of gum disease can be seen clearly and accurately.
Tooth decay or cavities can be a significant problem for children and adults. Sealants are among the many ways to prevent tooth decay. The simple treatment covers the grooves in your back teeth which will keep food particles from starting the tooth decay process.
Let’s get started preventing unhealthy teeth and gums, contact us today to book an appointment.