Preventive dentistry is one of the most powerful tools that can protect your smile. Even with efficient dental hygiene practices, we cannot prevent oral diseases. A few more things need to be implemented to preserve your dental health. Our team at Midtown Dental Clinic offers various preventive services to help maintain your oral cavity and put off future dental problems.
Why Is Preventive Dentistry Important?
Brushing and flossing are critical when it comes to preventive dental care. This can be significantly improved by undertaking regular dental visits. When you visit us for your routine dental checkup, we can offer another layer of protection. That includes dental X-rays that give detailed information about plaque buildup or damage to your teeth from decay. Additionally, we can also perform general teeth cleaning to remove surface plaque and prevent future complications.
Preventive Dentistry Services
Dental Exams and Cleanings
A comprehensive exam and cleanings twice a year will go a long way in preserving your oral health. Our dentists will visually examine your mouth to look for any abnormalities. Teeth cleanings can help remove the plaque and tartar accumulation on your teeth and gums. These preventive measures will help reduce the onset of gum disease and decay.
A scheduled regular exam will include dental X-rays that can give in-depth information about your oral cavity. It can identify problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. With these additional details, we can plan a proper course of treatment to prevent any developing conditions in your mouth.
Dental sealants can be used on children as well as adults. They are transparent coatings placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent bacterial infections. They can protect the vulnerable nooks and corners of molar teeth, preventing the accumulation of food particles and plaque and helping to prevent tooth decay. Sealants reduce the risk of cavities on permanent molars by about eighty percent.
Fluoride is a mineral that is necessary for our teeth to remain strong and durable. Insufficient fluoride can make your teeth more vulnerable to decay and cavities. Fluoride applications can help replenish this mineral in your tooth structure. We may recommend this preventive measure if:
- You have a history of tooth decay.
- Your water does not contain sufficient fluoride.
- The toothpaste you use does not have fluoride supplements.
If you are interested in learning more about our preventive dentistry treatments, call Midtown Dental Clinic in Richland, WA, Suite 199352 at (509) 946-1678 and schedule an appointment.