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Dental Hygiene

Preventive dentistry - the secret to clean, healthy teeth!

It's the best way to keep gum disease, cavities, and other common conditions at bay.

Regular dental hygiene checks are preventive as they detect the potential for decay and other oral health concerns. Oral exams, X-Rays, and cancer screenings are all focused on prevention.

We recommend having your teeth routinely cleaned. Getting your teeth cleaned prevents periodontal disease and keeps your gum tissue healthy. When you get your teeth cleaned by a dentist or hygienist, they'll use special instruments to scale off any tartar (hardened plaque). Not only will your mouth feel clean, but it will help prevent plaque from progressing into anything that could damage your oral health.

Your dentist will let you know how often they'd like you to visit them. It's different for everyone, depending on the state of your teeth and oral health in general. Some people need to go once or twice a year, while others may need to go more often.

Preventive dentistry for Children

Preventive dentistry is essential (and highly recommended) for your kids. Early exams and cleanings can ensure a lifetime of dental health.

Fluoride treatments are a useful measure in preventing tooth decay in children. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), topical fluoride treatments support children in strengthening their tooth enamel during the years when they're most prone to cavities.

Sealants are also preventive. They help to protect your kids' back teeth (molars). Sealants are painted onto the top surface of the teeth to prevent decay. When you seal these teeth as soon as they come in, they can stay cavity-free for life. Believe it or not: Sealants reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars.

Lastly, as children grow and their teeth come in, they may need to see an orthodontist. Usually, your dentist will help determine if this is needed, and they'll make a referral. An orthodontist will use braces or a retainer to prevent and correct misalignment.