Preventive Dentistry

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry includes all of the procedures that are performed to prevent dental disease. These procedures help to keep your teeth and gums healthy so that issues such as cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis do not occur.

What Does Preventive Dental Care Include?

Preventive dental care includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. It also includes visiting a dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams. During your appointment, we can remove plaque buildup from your teeth and treat cavities. We can also provide fluoride treatments, sealants, and mouthguards to protect your smile from decay and damage.

We can also perform an oral cancer screening and check the health of your teeth and gums. We will also discuss your oral health habits with you, including your oral hygiene routine. In addition, we will present ways that you can improve your habits.

What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry can help you avoid many common dental problems. In addition, regular dental care can help you keep a healthy and beautiful smile.

  • By maintaining your at-home hygiene routine, you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Regular cleanings can help remove plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be removed through at-home hygiene.
  • Preventive dentistry can help you detect oral health issues before they become serious problems.
  • Preventive dentistry can help prevent the need for future dental treatment.

In addition, preventive dentistry can help you feel more confident about your smile.

  • When you can smile with confidence, you can feel better about yourself in social and business situations.
  • Preventive dentistry can help you avoid the embarrassment of dental problems.
  • Preventive dentistry can help boost your confidence and self-esteem.

How Often Do I Need Preventive Dental Checkups?

The American Dental Association recommends that patients see a dentist at least twice a year for checkups and professional cleanings. These visits are valuable because they allow our dental team to spot and treat any oral health issues while they are still small, current, and treatable. By seeing your dentist regularly, you will keep your smile healthy, and your smile will stay beautiful for a lifetime.

For children, you should focus on preventive dentistry from the time the first tooth appears. The dentist can examine your child’s teeth and mouth for any signs of trouble. Both kids and adults need regular checkups every six months. This helps to catch small issues before they become serious.

Contact ÉLAN Dentistry for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (714) 364-8181 or visit us at 1030 West Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631.

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