Prevention is safer, simpler, and more affordable than extensive treatment. Preventative dental care is pivotal to your overall health because it is the best way to protect you from major dental complications.
Preventative care starts at home by practicing certain healthy habits like brushing and flossing every day. We also provide top-notch preventative care at Turnagain Dental to give our patients the long-term security that they need. Preventative care is important at any age. For children, it allows their permanent teeth to grow into the mouth strong and healthy. For adults, preventative care can help them keep their natural teeth and avoid replacing failing or missing teeth with artificial restorations. Preventative care allows our patients to save money, avoid pain, and skip the anxiety associated with surgery or other significant dental treatments.
What Does Preventative Dentistry Prevent?
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss caused by gum disease
- Jawbone deterioration and an aged facial appearance
- Bad breath from food and bacteria trapped in the mouth
- Expensive and intrusive dental care down the line
- A crooked and unattractive smile
- A dysfunctional and painful bite
- Severe toothache due to decay or infection
- Extremely worn teeth
Preventative oral health care is more important than ever, as experts believe the health of the mouth is linked to overall health and well-being. Poor oral health has been linked to serious health problems such as heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer. Women with poor oral health are more likely to give birth prematurely or to low birth weight babies. Therefore, you can understand how critical it is to adopt and commit to good preventative oral health care habits.
Preventative dental care is also good for your wallet. By keeping your mouth clean and healthy, you can avoid problems that require costly, complicated treatment in the future. While brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly cannot completely eliminate your risk of oral health problems, these practices can significantly reduce your chances of ending up with hefty bills for root canal therapy, fillings and tooth replacements.
The health of the gums is as important as the health of the teeth, and our team can help you avoid developing gum disease with special preventative measures. Periodontal disease ravages the gums and threatens the structures that hold the teeth in place. As gum disease progresses, it can damage the bone supporting the teeth and cause the teeth to loosen and fall out. We do everything we can to prevent gum disease and to detect it in its earliest stages, before it causes widespread damage.
Preventative Care Procedures
Diagnostic Exams and Cleanings
Even if you have great oral hygiene habits, bacteria can find a way to damage your smile. Dr. Kennedy will look for any indications of issues so that he can provide treatment before the problem grows. Dental professionals will use advanced tools to remove the most stubborn bacteria from your gums and teeth to ensure optimal oral health.
Oral Hygiene Education
Our dental professionals know the most effective ways to help you and your families understand the importance of at-home care. We can answer any questions you may have about proper diet and nutrition or brushing and flossing techniques and materials.
Fluoride and Sealants
Fluoride is a natural mineral that promotes strong, healthy, and functional teeth. We provide a fortifying fluoride treatment that safeguards patients from tooth decay. We may also place sealants into the molars. This thin layer of plastic resin smooths out the grooves and crevices of the teeth, and eliminates hiding places for smile-threatening bacteria.
Severe dental accidents occur on the field or the court all of the time, so we place a special emphasis on sports dentistry. Our custom-made athletic mouthguards will protect the mouth and face from permanent damage during any kind of athletic activity.
Preventative dentistry is far more comfortable than involved treatments. We would love to hear from you at Turnagain Dental. Give us a call to schedule your preventative appointment today!