Preventative Dentistry in Mesa
Preventative services is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental team to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
Preventing disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Preventive Dental Procedures
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventative services ( treatments ) that help protect the teeth.
Your Role in Prevention
You play an important role in preventive dentistry. The procedures mentioned above can only be effective if you maintain your regular dental visits, and a good oral hygiene routine at home including proper brushing and flossing. These healthy habits will go a long way toward removing the dental plaque responsible for dental disease, tooth loss, and the need for more complex dental treatment. Here are some tips for oral hygiene aids you can use at home.
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Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile. Call us today for an appointment.