Preventive dentistry encompasses all forms of dental care that are provided to help you avoid developing tooth decay and gum disease, sustaining tooth damage, or developing other dental problems. Preventive treatments are designed to help keep your mouth healthy so that you can maintain your natural teeth and avoid the need for more extensive care. The more care you take in keeping your mouth, teeth, gums and supporting oral structures healthy, the greater your chances are for maintaining your natural teeth throughout your life.
Preventive dentistry helps you not only to avoid dental problems and protect your natural teeth but also to diagnose harmful dental conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease in the early stages of development, before they can cause damage to your oral health and when treatment is more likely to be successful. Our goal when providing you with preventive care is to ensure that your teeth are not causing you pain or discomfort and that they function well to protect your smile and your overall health.
Preventive dentistry includes:
We recommend that you visit our office every six months to receive regular preventive care. These routine appointments will help our dental hygienist monitor your oral health and ensure that you receive any treatments you may need. If you experience a dental emergency our dental hygienist can also visit to assess the damage to your mouth and help you make an appointment with your dentist or with one of our Journey Dental dentists within a private practice office.
For more details about preventive dentistry and to schedule an appointment with our dental hygienist, contact our office today. We are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile!