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.
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.
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.
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.
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.