While we have many effective treatments to repair and even replace damaged natural teeth with permanent fixtures, nothing can truly replace what nature has given us. At Refresh Dentist, we always encourage preventative measures to preserve oral health.
What is preventative care?
Preventative care includes a combination of at-home and professional in office oral care. Some dental disease can be reversed if addressed early with great preventative care. Preventative care includes:
At-home prevention - Brushing twice a day with throughout technique and flossing is an essential aspect of preventative care. This removes plaque accumulated on your teeth from all surfaces including between the teeth. If this plaque isn't removed, it can harden into calculus. Calculus requires professional dental cleaning to remove. Plaque or calculus that is not removed can lead to oral diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis and decay.
Regular dentist visits - Regular professional care visits are also recommended to maintain your overall oral health. During these visits, we conduct a thorough examination to determine your current oral health and identify and issues. This allows us to create a preventative care plan tailored to your requirements. This will include dental hygiene to remove plaque and hardened debris on the teeth.
With proper care, you can avoid many dental disease including tooth decay and gum disease. Dental diseases can also have a serious impact on your overall health. Invest prevention and your oral and overall health.
What are the benefits of preventative care?
Clean Healthy Teeth and Gums - Regular professional hygiene can help your teeth clean by removing stain and debris. Along with great care at home, this will reduce the incidence and progression of dental disease including gingivitis and periodontitis.
Spotting signs of tooth decay early - It's important to preserve natural teeth as much as possible, which is why regular dentist visits are beneficial. It is best to identify tooth decay or decalcification early. Decay can progress over time and lead to more serious problems if not identified and treated in its early stages.
Oral cancer - Our dentists and dental hygienist regularly perform oral cancer screenings which are important in the early detection of oral cancer and other pathologies.
Advice - Our dental professionals and our team can provide advice and recommendations on how to maintain oral health, avoid problems, as well as review proper home cleaning techniques. We tailor the home care instruction to suit your individual needs.
If you want to know more about our preventative dentistry services here at Refresh Dental, give us a call on 780-705-5557. You can also get in touch through our online form and book an appointment.