Preventative dentistry is an essential part of your overall wellness care. When your dental health is left to suffer, it can impact the rest of your body and mind.
Think about it: Cavities that are ignored too long begin to decay. Decayed teeth become infected, and that infection results in a sluggish body as your immune system fights it. Over time, the infection can hit your bloodstream, becoming dangerous or deadly.
Smiles that aren’t taken care of result in discolored, decaying, and missing teeth. Studies show that our smiles are one of the top features we’re self-conscious about. This insecurity impacts our mental health.
It all boils down to the same thing: Preventative dentistry care.
How can you make sure your oral, physical, and mental health are in top shape? Start by calling City of Oaks Dental to schedule a checkup and get dental care tips!
Like all forms of healthcare, prevention starts at home with your good brushing habits. From there, going to the dentist for regular checkups is the next step.
At City of Oaks Dental, Dr. Throop will examine your mouth and help you to design a treatment that meets your needs.
Preventative dentistry treatments can include:
In this appointment, a trained hygienist will use special instruments to clean your teeth and remove built-up tartar and plaque.
Children’s teeth have unique needs, and it’s important to get your child familiar with daily oral hygiene habits early. The sooner they start coming for their routine cleanings, the easier dental care will be for them in life.
On some occasions when someone hasn’t had a dental cleaning in a long time, tartar build up is a major obstacle to a dental exam. In those cases, a full mouth debridement to get rid of the tartar thoroughly may have to be performed.
When pits and fissures form in the teeth, they can become decayed as bacteria settle in and thrive in the cold, dark space. Sealants block the openings and prevent bacteria from entering.
Puffy gums can be a sign of moderate or severe gingivitis. Patients with this condition may need to have a scaling procedure done to clean out the deep pockets of infection in their gums.
Concerns of weak enamel for any reason or already decaying teeth can be helped with a fluoride treatment. These varnishes decrease decay in children and adolescents.
Mouths that undergo extra trauma due to sports or teeth grinding are prone to cracking, muscle pain, or TMD. A guard designed for your mouth prevents many of these issues.
Preventative dental care is the first step in a lifetime of healthy oral hygiene. Dr. Throop at City of Oaks Dental is a family dentist, so everyone in your home can benefit from her expertise, no matter how young or old they are.
Call today to schedule an appointment and find out where your oral health stands. Together, we can help you fix any problems and maintain strong teeth and a beautiful smile.