Actively caring for your teeth and maintaining your oral health is known as preventive dentistry. It is a relatively simple concept on the surface, but when you delve into the topic you realize the importance of practicing preventive dentistry as well as the care that is involved with it. Through the utilization of preventive dentistry, you will be able to avoid health issues like enamel wear, cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
By following the basic forms of preventive dentistry including daily tooth brushing and regular professional dental cleanings, you’ll be able to help keep your teeth bright, strong, and clean. Three services offered by our office to help with preventive dentistry include oral health examinations and cleanings, dental sealants, and scaling and root planing procedures. Take a moment to learn more about the specifics of the services we offer for preventive dentistry by reading below.
A dental examination affords patients the chance to receive a thorough dental cleaning while allowing us to see if the patient is suffering from any oral health issues. We recommend patients receive at least two dental examination a year. As part of your examination process, the dental hygiensist will brush and polish your teeth in an efficient, careful, and quick manner utilizing powerful cleaning tools. Afterwards, while undergoing a thorough flossing, the dental hygienist will take a look for any easily detectable dental issues. Once the dental examining has been completed, Dr. AlWazzan will perform a thorough examination to see if you have any oral health issues. A dental examination can allow us to detect the following issues—likely leading us to be able to treat these conditions before they worsen:
- Bad breath.
- Misaligned bites.
- Oral cancer.
- Inflamed gum tissue.
- Tooth decay.
Patients are recommended to receive dental sealants as soon as their permanent teeth have come in due to the excellent protection they provide over the course of your life. Acting as a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto a tooth’s chewing surface, a dental sealant is one of the primary ways to stop tooth decay from occurring. The sealant bonds very quickly and acts a protective shield for each of your teeth. The nooks of your teeth where brushing and flossing can’t reach is where your dental sealants truly pay off – sealing out the plaque and food from getting stuck in your teeth and causing tooth decay.
Scaling and Root Planing
One of the most effective gum disease treatments out there is root planing and scaling. It is ideal to undergo this procedure prior to the gum disease becoming too severe. During this process, you will have the area between your gums and the teeth cleaned to the very roots. A local anesthetic can be issued for the procedure in order to prevent any pain from occurring during it. Scaling and root planing involves the use of an ultrasonic tool and is followed up with antibiotic treatment to speed up the recovery and healing process while preventing infection from occurring.
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Preventive dentistry is highly regarded as the first and foremost line of defense for your oral health. It is crucial that all patients practice excellent preventive dentistry and Dr. AlWazzan and his associates are here to help ensure you receive that care. If you have any questions regarding the dental services offered by our office if you would like to reach out to us with any concerns or to learn more about preventive dentistry, you can contact us today. You can also make an appointment with us to undergo preventive dentistry treatment options to ensure that your mouth stays healthy and happy.