Dentist Cleaning and Prevention
A preventive program is important to tooth health. It takes a commitment from you to follow the recommended preventive program at home, supported by regular dental appointments. It starts with the proper cleaning of your teeth several times a day at home and a deeper dental cleaning at your dentist; normally every six months. It is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the health and beauty of your teeth and prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
As stated before, preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. Many people forget that your teeth are affected by what you eat so it’s very important to pay attention to your diet and stay away from high-sugar and acidic foods. Prevention continues in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth and we can discuss if this is right for you and your family. It is important to take prevention seriously since prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.