Prevention Dentistry: Your Roadmap to Healthy Teeth

Prevention Dentistry: Your Roadmap to Healthy Teeth

Posted by Prestigious Smiles Family Dentistry on Mar 4 2021, 04:47 AM

Teeth need consistent care in order to stay pearly white and strong. While restorative treatments are available for oral infections and gum diseases, they should only be taken up as a last resort and not be accepted as an alternative to maintaining oral hygiene. Preventive dentistry consists of a strict regimen, including professional as well as personal efforts to keep your teeth clean and healthy.

Who offers Preventive Dentistry services?

Among the many dental specialists available, the ones who offer preventive dentistry help are:

Family Dentists

A family dentist or a general dentist offers routine care, including oral examinations and cleaning. They can also help with fillings, fluoride treatments, root canals, extractions, or diagnose grave oral health issues. They will make sure your teeth are always in their prime and will suggest measures to keep them that way.

Pediatric Dentists

Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children way into their teenage years. They conduct similar treatments as family dentists and offer specialized services for kids. They make it a point to teach children right from the start how they should brush their teeth and practice oral hygiene habits.

Your role in Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is not limited to in-office treatment but extends to at-home techniques as well. Here’s what you should do to keep your teeth at their best:

  • Brush your teeth once in the morning and once before you go to bed using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss after you brush each time to get rid of any food particles stuck between teeth.
  • Use a therapeutic mouth wash to wash off any food debris left behind.
  • If your teeth are too crowded, get them straightened by an orthodontist so that bacteria don’t find hard-to-reach pockets to infest.
  • Be wary of your sugar consumption.
  • Avoid acidic foods that can wear off the tooth enamel.
  • Quit smoking and using tobacco products to prevent cancer.

While you take care of your teeth on a regular basis, also visit your dentist biannually so that he may suggest additional tips and conduct treatments as he or she deems necessary.


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