Preventive Care

Preventive Care

Preventive dentistry involves procedures and measures that are devoted to caring for the patient's teeth to avoid cavities, enamel decay, and the chances of gum disease. Daily brushing and cleanings are a part of the preventive dental care regime. The ADA (American Dental Association) suggests that patients visit their dentist at least once every six months. 

What does preventive dentistry involve?

Preventive dental care involves a series of steps that help maintain good oral health. A combination of good oral care habits such as brushing and flossing is involved in preventive dentistry. Starting your oral care at a younger age is always recommended to keep your teeth functioning and healthy.

What are several preventive dental care services?

Preventive dental care services are catered for the wellness of your oral cavity and surrounding tissues. A typical hygiene visit to your dentist would involve regular oral care exams, teeth cleaning, and X-rays. 

Who can provide you preventive dental care services?

Preventive dental care services are usually provided by a general dentist or a pediatric dentist. The general dentist can provide services such s cleanings, exams, and X-rays. A pediatric dentist is capable of providing preventive dental care services for patients who may be toddlers or adolescents. 

Preventive care services for children can include:

  • Fluoride application
  • Dental sealants
  • Routine X-rays
  • Brushing and flossing
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Brushing and flossing

What are the advantages of preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry has several advantages:

  • Promotes oral hygiene
  • Early identification of dental conditions
  • Extensive examination of the oral cavity
  • Detects chronic dental condition

Find out more about preventive dental care by visiting our office. Call Silicon Dental today at 408-238-5500 or request an appointment online.

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