Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative care is focused on keeping your teeth healthy. This includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. It also involves avoiding things that can cause tooth decay, such as candy, soda, and wine.

Preventative dentistry can protect you from a variety of oral issues. From teeth cleanings to protective sealants, there are many helpful treatments available. With preventative dentistry treatments and procedures, you can reduce the likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Preventing tooth decay can also prevent the need for restorative procedures, such as fillings.

What Are the Benefits of Preventative Dentistry?

The benefits of preventative dentistry are numerous. Regular oral examinations can reveal early signs of oral cancer, gingivitis, tooth decay, and other oral health issues. They can also help to detect infections and diseases in the body, such as diabetes. Preventing or treating such oral conditions before they can make a significant negative impact on your oral health can save you from a lot of trouble and spending unnecessary money on treatment procedures.

Preventing Cavities and Gum Disease

When plaque builds up on the teeth and root surfaces, it can lead to cavities or gum disease. Cavities are small holes that form in your teeth as a result of tooth decay. Gum disease is a soft tissue infection. Although mild cases may not show any symptoms, moderate to severe gum disease can cause bleeding, sensitivity, and bad breath. If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, we recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible.

The best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. Brushing removes plaque and prevents it from building up and also strengthens the teeth by increasing their resistance to the formation of cavities. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride. Flossing once a day removes plaque that the toothbrush misses. You should also floss if you eat anything sticky or sugary.

How Can I Prevent Oral Cancer?

Getting regular oral cancer screenings is one of the most important things you can do to prevent oral cancer. These screenings are quick and painless and should be performed at least once a year. The dentist will look for suspicious spots in the mouth, throat, and tongue. If we notice something abnormal, we will recommend further testing.

To find out more about the dental services we offer at Distinctive Dental on Maitland, call (407) 830-9800 or schedule your consultation online. You can also visit us at 609 Maitland Ave STE 1, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.

Location

609 Maitland Ave STE 1,
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Office Hours

MON - TUE:7:00 am-3:00 pm

WED:7:00 am-5:00 pm

THU:7:00 am-3:00 pm

FRI:8:00 am-12:00 pm

SAT - SUN:Closed