Preventive care includes all the dental services that help prevent future dental problems. A majority of all dental issues, including cavities, gum disease, and cracked teeth, can be prevented.
At Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, we provide comprehensive dental procedures to identify any warning signs of high-risk areas and give you preemptive care to stop these signs from progressing into disease.
What is Preventive Dental Care?
Preventive dental care covers all the treatments that help prevent oral diseases. The two primary reasons for tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The way you deal with these issues will go a long way in helping you keep your teeth for life. Dr. Novan Nguyen will recommend a course of treatment to get your mouth into good condition and then work out a maintenance plan to help you keep it that way.
Why is Preventive Dental Care Important?
Dental treatments are often invasive and expensive. Since you can prevent most oral problems with preventive dental care, it is crucial for you to know and undergo any recommended precautionary options. They will save you money and time in the dental office.
What Are Some Regular Preventive Services?
Regular professional cleanings are essential to your dental health. It offers the best technique to physically remove the disease-causing dental plaque and tartar from your teeth. Cleanings are also helpful in cleaning the hard-to-reach areas near the gum line.
Sealants are discreet plastic coatings that help fill the tiny grooves in back teeth. This is to keep them from becoming a sanctuary for bacteria. They prevent the development of cavities and consequently the need for fillings later on.
This mineral, present in the teeth's mineral structure, makes them stronger and more decay-resistant. Fluoride can even reverse the formation of minor cavities. If you are not getting sufficient fluoride from your toothpaste and drinking water, it can be applied directly to your teeth's surface at the dental office.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Screenings for oral cancer give you the best chance of surviving the disease. It primarily affects alcohol addicts, chronic smokers, and those prone to excessive sun exposure. Early detection and treatment could help cure the condition effectively.
Dental X-rays help reveal signs of disease that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. Through X-rays, we can locate cracks and fractures on the teeth; determine the beginning and extent of misalignments, jawbone deterioration, underlying cavities, wear of the biting surfaces, drifting of teeth, etc.
Dr. Novan Nguyen can help provide solutions that could improve your oral health. If you need preventive services, call Blossom Dental Wellness in Sacramento, California, at 916-422-3991to schedule an appointment.