What an Ounce of Preventative Dentistry Saves You
It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that is especially true when it comes to your dental health. The common dental issues that afflict most patients, like tooth decay and gingivitis, are easier to prevent than many people realize. Yet, when allowed to develop, they can become a destructive force that can require more extensive treatment to correct. If you prevent these issues from forming in the first place, then you can minimize the extent of dental care you need, and prevent permanent damage to your teeth and oral structures.
What Preventative Dentistry Means
In essence, you should practice preventive dental care every day by brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice every day. The routine will prevent the accumulation of plaque, which is loaded with bacteria that can lead to dental health issues. Besides good hygiene, though, preventive dentistry also means:
- Routine Checkups / Cleanings
- Bruxism / TMJ Treatment
- Snoring / Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Emergency Dental Care
We also take dental radiographs to create a detailed picture of your oral health, aiding in diagnosis and recommending the most appropriate treatment options. We use digital radiographs, which use around 80% less radiation. We recommend a full mouth and panoramic x-ray once every three years and bite wing x-rays performed annually.