Preventive dentistry is vital to the overall longevity of your teeth and gums. With regular dental checkups combined with consistent at-home care, we can help you maintain good oral health and prevent you from needing extensive dental work in the future.
What preventive dental services do we offer?
Preventive dentistry allows us to catch problems early on while they are still small, preventing costly treatment down the road. The preventive services we offer include:
Oral exams done every six months
Teeth cleaning and periodontal maintenance
Diagnostic checkups and digital X-rays
Oral DNA and Bacterial testing
DNA testing to find any genetic markers for sensitivity
Bacterial profiling to understand your current health
Understanding future treatment to get you as healthy as our office can.
What can you do at home to prevent needing future dental work?
Preventive dental care starts at home. Learning to develop healthy habits can reduce the chances of dental cavities and gingivitis (a form of gum disease). Below are simple dental hygiene habits that you can follow at home:
Brushing your teeth at least two times a day. Your dentist will likely recommend fluoride toothpaste and instruct on effective brushing techniques.
Flossing regularly to remove food stuck between your teeth can prevent soft plaque from developing into hard calculus over time.
Regular use of mouthwash kills bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and promotes healthy gums.
Limiting your consumption of acidic food as they contribute to enamel damage.
Avoid chewing or smoking tobacco as it may lead to oral cancer.
Use a mouthguard while being involved in sports activities.
For more information, please call us at 303-798-1068 or schedule an appointment online, and our highly skilled team would be happy to assist you.