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What is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative dentistry is a type of dental care that focuses on preventing the development or progression of various oral health issues. Dr. Desai and our dental hygienist provide a wide range of dental services and treatments, including preventive dental care. As the name suggests, preventive dental care keeps dental issues at bay. Almost all dental problems can be avoided, such as cavities, gum disease, and fractured teeth. By visiting Main Street Dental regularly, we will be able to detect any early warning signs of high-risk areas and provide you with preventive alternatives to prevent illness from developing.
What Does Preventative Dentistry Include?
Preventive dental care comprises a wide range of procedures because it covers any treatment that helps to prevent dental disease. Preventive dental care technically encompasses any product recommended by your dentist to counteract a specific risk factor. Preventive dental treatment, for example, is when Dr. Desai suggests you start using a fluoride-based anti-cavity mouthwash. The following are the most common procedures we conduct to prevent oral issues.
Preventative Dentistry Process
A professional cleaning begins by removing tartar and plaque that have built up since your last appointment; they are difficult to remove on your own, even with daily brushing and flossing. Our trained dental hygienist will carefully scrape away debris without harming your enamel using specialized tools. To begin, your dental hygienist will use an ultrasonic instrument with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist to dislodge larger chunks of plaque. After that, we’ll remove smaller bits with a fine handheld instrument. We will then scale each tooth individually to eliminate any tartar and plaque. We’ll gently polish your enamel to remove stains once your teeth are free of tartar and plaque. After your cleaning, we can give you a professional fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth even more.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should seek preventative dental care:
- Chewing or swallowing problem
- Inflamed gums
- Gums that are bleeding
- Swelling or pain in the lips, face, or neck
- Mouth sores that won’t go away
- Bad breath
- Pain when you drink or consume something
Are you ready to take the necessary measures to keep your mouth healthy now that you understand the importance of preventative dental care? Contact our dental office in East Dundee if you’re seeking an experienced and friendly dentist to help you keep your teeth in the best possible shape.