Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry the focuses on the treatments and practices that help control the spread of oral disease. Beyond the treatments that you use at home the need to visit your dentist will help you in maintaining a healthy smile. The trained specialists at Comfortable Care Dentistry help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients seek professional dental care at least twice a year so that dentists may detect and prevent the early signs of periodontal disease, dental decay, and other changes in the soft tissue of the mouth that could lead to oral cancer or tooth loss.
When at home it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits to prevent the build-up of plaque around the teeth and to remove debris left from food. The ADA suggests brushing at least twice a day and preferably immediately following meals. Flossing once a day is also recommended as it removes plaque between the teeth and promotes healthy gums. Brushing and flossing regularly as well as eating right are all ways to promote good oral health. This combined with regular checkups with our dental team will have you on your way to a lasting smile and the prevention of oral disease.
The benefits of maintaining good oral hygiene through prevention are numerous. Regular check-ups catch preventable disease and oral health problems before they begin and treat any possibility of further complications early. Estimates state that approximately 75% of adults who have periodontal diseases could have been avoided or prevented with appropriate dental care. Preventing the onset of oral disease such as gum disease can negate the need for costly restorative work in the future. Sticking to a solid dental plan as recommended by our office is an investment in your oral health and protects your smile and prevents future expense