Preventive dentistry is simply the part of dentistry that aims to keep your teeth clean and healthy. It is an area of dentistry that is concerned with preventing problems rather than creating or implementing a solution out of conditions such as gum disease, enamel wear and cavities. Simply put, by regularly visiting the dentist, you have participated in a form of preventative dentistry. By listening to your dentist’s recommendation and receiving any preventative treatment, you can ensure that your smile lasts a lifetime.
What preventive dental care does DaSilva Dentistry perform?
Preventative dentistry often includes periodic examinations that allow your dentist to observe all the corners of your mouth in order to detect abnormalities. Often this begins in childhood, ensuring that the teeth, gums, tongue, and palate are all clear of abnormalities. Other factors contributing to the deterioration of your oral health are assessed, such as:
- Build-up of plaque or tartar
- The presence of cavities
- Signs of a gum infection
- The wear and tear of your restorations
- The wear and tear of your teeth
- Dental exam and cleaning
- Occlusion of your jaws (interlocking)
What types of preventive measures and treatment may be needed?
At DaSilva Dentistry in Centennial, Colorado, you will find that there are many ways to improve your dental health with preventative dentistry. We offer a range of dental treatments for the whole family, including dental sealants, bridges, crowns and fillings. All of which contribute to a healthy mouth and impeccable oral hygiene. Here are the types of preventative dentistry you may find:
X-rays and assessment
Taking a digital x-ray and scanning the mouth with the intraoral camera are additional procedures to the routine examination. It is very safe and these technologies make it possible to detect anomalies in places invisible to the naked eye. They are very useful diagnostic tools and once a diagnosis is made, treatment plans can be made to protect and restore the teeth to keep them healthy.
Sealants are a preventative measure mainly used in adolescents but can be used in a number of other situations. Completely painless, the procedure involves applying a thin layer of composite resin to the chewing surface of molars and premolars. Because of the tiny furrows that dot them, these teeth are more prone to the development of carious lesions.
Wearing a mouth guard significantly decreases the risk of mouth injuries, jaw fractures and tooth breakage when playing high impact sports. A mouth guard custom-made by a dentist is the best option available on the market. This is something we offer that keeps the teeth safe from any impacts.
We will give you tips on how to adopt impeccable dental hygiene, on the use of the right accessories, the importance of healthy eating and more. Preventative dentistry is a vital component of your oral health and assists you from needing any further treatments in the future as well as contributing to halting or abolishing any type of oral disease, such as gingivitis or gum disease. For more information, please refer to our website – www.dasilvadentistry.com