What is Preventative Dentistry and Preventive Dental Care?

Preventative Dental Care

As children we are taught that good dental habits are important.  If those habits last a lifetime, it can help to avoid dental issues.

However, about 46% of Adults [1] over the age of 30 show signs of gum diseases. That is why preventive dental habits are so important.

Preventive dental care is designed to prevent the onset, progress, and return of dental conditions and diseases. It is important to focus on maintaining healthy teeth and gums.  That will help you to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and other oral problems.

Practicing good preventative dental care is not hard, and there are few parts to keeping a healthy mouth including:

  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Regular dental visits, usually twice a year, for a cleaning and routine care to check for any early signs of problems. We strongly believe this works for the average patient that we have a Cleveland Smile Center Lifetime Guarantee when patients commit to checkups every 6 months.
  • Daily Oral Hygiene Practices: Brushing teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily to remove plaque from between teeth. Using mouthwash can also benefit you.
  • Limiting Sugar: There are a lot of bad things that sugar does to your teeth. Limiting sugary snacks, sodas and drinks can help prevent tooth decay and other dental problems.
  • Fluoride Treatments & Dental Sealants: As part of pediatric dental care, we provide Fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. In addition, by getting dental sealants, you can have a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent decay.

If you follow these simple practices, you can greatly reduce your risk of developing gum disease, cavities or other dental problems.

Do you have questions or are maybe overdue for a checkup, contact the Cleveland Smile Center team to schedule an appointment or consultation today.

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