There is nothing more important for your dental health than seeing your dentist regularly for preventative appointments. Preventative care helps reduce your risk of periodontal disease, dental decay, and other oral health conditions.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR DENTAL CARE
Preventative care can help your teeth and gums stay healthy, avoiding costly or complicated treatments for conditions that can develop over time.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should visit your dentist for cleanings, exams, and preventative care at least twice a year. These exams and cleanings can help us catch minor issues and resolve them before they become major ones.
For some, we’ll even recommend that you visit us three or four times a year if we believe that it can benefit you. The number of appointments you need each year depends on your age, risk factors, and other issues.
When you visit us for your regular cleanings, our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar that may have built up over the months. Plaque and tartar can cause tooth decay and even gum disease. Even perfect brushing cannot keep your teeth completely free from plaque and tartar, which is why it is important for us to perform regular cleanings.
X-rays are an important part of preventative care. Along with a meticulous exam, taking x-rays on a regular basis helps us to discover disease or cavities that are invisible to the naked eye. At our office, we recommend cavity x-rays at least once a year and full x-rays every three to five years.
District Dental Wellness uses only digital x-rays. These are a great improvement from the x-rays of the past and are much safer because they use far less radiation. Seconds later, you’ll be able to see the images on the computer screen in front of you.
Seeing these images for yourself allows you to be more proactive with your dental care. Digital x-rays are also clearer, more precise, and easier to share with insurance companies and other dental health professionals.
YOUR ROLE IN PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE
Your role in preventative care is just as important as ours. When you visit us we’ll discuss the importance of brushing at least twice a day, and we can give you tutorials on the best way to brush. Flossing regularly (once a day) is also extremely important when it comes to maintaining and preserving your gum health. If you have questions about your hygiene routines, we can answer them to help you take control over your dental care.
PREVENT SERIOUS DENTAL ISSUES AT DISTRICT DENTAL WELLNESS
Preventative care is vital to your dental health and your dental health is a key factor in your total body health. Please call us today to schedule your cleaning and exam.