What is Preventive Care?
The most substantial part of dentistry is preventative care. It works to treat minor dental issues before they have the chance to develop into serious conditions. Attentive care can save you a lot of time and pain further down the road. The most common form of preventative care is professional cleaning.
Why are regular dental checkups important?
Regular dental checkups are used to maintain optimal dental health. Regular checkups allow your dentist to monitor the health of your mouth, identify and monitor any changes, and recommend any beneficial changes in lifestyle. Preventative treatment options are mostly used to help protect against tooth loss, and to help educate on the best practices to maintain good dental health on your own.
When should children visit the dentist for the first time?
A child's first dental appointment should be scheduled near their first birthday - when they have several teeth. At this point, your dentist will be able to identify any potential development problems, as well as help explain to you how to prevent damage to their teeth.
Start by bringing your child with you to your own check-up, after 3-4 visits your child will be ready for their first check-up. Children who are brought to the dentist at an early age tend to trust their dentist and are far less likely to be afraid of dentists as they get older. With small children, annual dental visits should also be educational, as the dentist and hygienist help children to practice proper brushing, flossing, and oral care habits
What Preventative Care Services do A Plus Dentistry offer?
Twice (or more) yearly cleanings are the most common preventative care service we offer. Other services and treatments may include professional hygiene instructions, nutrition advice, various over the counter (OTC) and prescription-strength dental products.
During preventative care appointments, our doctors and hygienists will make a necessary diagnosis of any other dental conditions you might have, which can result in treatment recommendations such as:
● Tooth-colored fillings.
● Periodontal treatment.
● Crowns and bridges.
● Dental implants.
● Root canal therapy.
Your dentist will be able to explain each of these further to you during your appointment.