Preventative dental care

Preventative dental care is one of the most important things that you can do for your oral health. At HD Dental Studios, we recommend that our patients come in for preventative dental care every six months. This involves a professional cleaning and oral examination, during which we will clean your teeth, check for any signs of tooth decay or other problems, and provide you with any necessary treatment. We also offer fluoride treatments and sealants to help protect your teeth from decay. Regular preventative care can avoid more serious and costly dental problems down the road.

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What is preventative dental care?

Preventive dental care is dental care that helps ensure good oral health. It is a combination of regular dental checkups and establishing good dental habits, such as brushing and flossing. Protecting your teeth starts at a very early age and continues to progress in the duration of your life.

Preventative dental is all about taking care of your teeth and gums to prevent problems like cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. There are a number of things you can do to keep your mouth healthy, including brushing and flossing regularly, using mouthwash, and avoiding sugary foods and drinks. Seeing Dr. Hankins for regular checkups and cleanings is also an important part of preventative dental care. By following these tips, you can help keep your mouth healthy and avoid problems down the line.

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

There are many benefits of preventive dentistry. By practicing preventive dentistry, you can avoid costly and invasive dental procedures, and keep your smile healthy and looking its best. Preventive dentistry includes regular dental checkups and cleanings, as well as at-home oral care. By catching problems early and keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you can avoid more serious dental problems down the road.

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Preventive care helps reduce these conditions:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Losing teeth
  • Abnormal tooth wear
  • Other oral health conditions
  • Poor oral health has been linked to other serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Children should be taught good oral-hygiene practices from an early age and encouraged to brush and floss after meals or at least twice per day. For the best chance at a lifetime of excellent oral health, teach children how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease when they get their very first teeth. The healthiest tooth is the one that is constantly healthy and never needs repair.

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Which services or procedures are considered preventive dentistry?

Preventative dentistry encompasses a variety of dental services aimed at reducing the likelihood of developing oral health conditions. These conditions can be costly to treat and uncomfortable to experience, making preventative care an important part of maintaining good oral health. Preventive dentistry refers to the various dental services that help to prevent oral health problems. These services include:

  • The diagnostic services can help catch signs of oral problems early including:
    • Oral evaluations (check-ups)
    • X-rays
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments, especially for children
  • Dental sealants

These services allows Dr. Hankins to assess your dental health, encourage healthy practices, protect against new illnesses, and discover and correct signs of oral health problems at an early stage. With this, you and Dr, Hankins can spend more time diagnosing and treating your problem.

Treatments such as fillings, root canal therapy, periodontal root canal therapy, orthodontics, or tooth extractions are not considered to be preventive dentistry; they’re instead geared toward treating an existing issue and usually fall into the broad scope of basic or major procedures.

Why Is Prevention So Important?

With regular preventative maintenance, complications can be anticipated and treated in a more agreeable manner. This preventative strategy also saves you a lot of time and money in the long run.

During your examination, you’ll be screened for significant changes or indicators of early disease while also receiving a professional cleaning, polish, and fluoride treatment.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can be extremely serious. In its earliest stages, the contamination of the gums causes an increase in the infection of the soft tissue and bones, which can lead to tooth loss.

Over a lifetime, maintaining strong and healthy teeth and gums is essential to your general wellbeing. Our goal is to help you attain and maintain this for life.

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