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The Importance of Preventative Dentistry

April 21, 2022
Posted By: Keledjian Dental
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We have designed our preventative dentistry in Madera, CA, to ensure that patients achieve optimal oral health. We know that prevention lowers your risks for many oral health conditions, some of which threaten the stability of your teeth and systemic health.

What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is a schedule of checkups and teeth cleanings recommended by the American Dental Association. For those with healthy smiles, it’s common to visit the dentist only twice yearly for preventative appointments. For those with conditions like gum disease, the schedule is more customized.

At your preventive visit, expect the following:

  • Thorough dental checkup
  • X-rays as needed
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Professional teeth cleaning

Your dentist can compare oral health changes since your last visit. We can also check on the integrity of former restorations like crowns and fillings. Your oral cancer screening allows your dentist to diagnose the condition in the earliest stages, typically a better prognosis.

If you present with enamel breakdown or cavities on multiple visits, your dentist may talk to you about preventive treatments like dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

A professional teeth cleaning is your best defense against preventable oral health conditions like cavities and gum disease.

Lowering your risks for these conditions saves you time and money in the future. Gum disease is especially daunting because it can cost you your smile and even impact body systems like the heart and lungs.

Your Role in Prevention

  • Brush at least twice daily
  • Floss at least twice daily
  • Talk to your dentist about oral health changes

Between your diligence and preventative dental appointments, you should expect a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Is It Time for Your Checkup and Teeth Cleaning in Madera, CA?

If you have not been to the dentist in a while, we are thrilled to welcome you back. Or, if it’s time for your next checkup and teeth cleaning, we’re happy to schedule you today. Give us a call if you have any questions for our dental team.

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