A combination of regular dental appointments and effective oral hygiene habits will help ensure good oral health and overall wellness. From children to adults, everyone benefits from preventive dentistry. This practice of maintaining regular oral hygiene helps prevent many of the most common problems including gum diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis), cavities, tooth loss, enamel wear, and more. If left undiagnosed and untreated, dental decay and gum diseases can lead to bad breath, bleeding gums, severe pain, swelling, bone loss, loose teeth and infection. It is therefore important to diagnose and treat dental problems when they are in their early stages, and better, even before they develop.
At Horizon Dental, our team utilizes advanced technology and years of experience to detect dental issues and provide appropriate treatment as early as possible, so that they don’t become more serious, painful or costly.
Types of Preventive Dental Care
Preventive oral care is a combination of at-home and professional dental care to increase the lifetime of your teeth and maintain good overall oral health. Regular visits to your dentist are a necessary part of preventive dentistry.
Screen entire oral activity for tooth decay and gum disease
Screen entire oral activity for more serious ailments
Dental sealants to prevent cavities
Professional fluoride application
Teeth cleaning, scaling, and polishing
Mouth guards and night guards
At Horizon Dental, we provide the best level of care that we can to our patients. During a regular visit, we will perform a dental exam and suggest the most effective treatment, customized just for you. Our dental hygienist will check the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues, and will remove plaque, tartar and polish your teeth. The most effective home care methods to help you attain a healthy mouth will also be discussed. During the exam, we may also recommend preventive treatments including fluoride treatment, dental sealants, sports guards, mouth and night guards.
Why is Preventive Dentistry Beneficial?
Preventive oral care and treatment helps keep your mouth healthy and teeth strong so that you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. Preventive dentistry also reduces the risk of developing cavities and gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Diagnosing and treating dental decay and gum diseases at an early stage can prevent you from experiencing pain, infection and more serious dental problems.
More importantly, preventive dentistry treatments are cost-effective when compared to more complex restorative treatments, which may be required if serious dental conditions are left neglected and untreated.
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