A proactive oral care regimen is essential to maintain the dental as well as the overall health of your entire family. Frequently, patients visit our clinic at a stage when their tooth needs a dental filling or even root canal treatment. However, dental diseases are preventable, and proper home care is essential for maintaining the health of your pearly whites.
Home care should be combined with regular dental visits. We will diagnose any dental diseases and design a customized treatment plan for you.
- Even if you have remarkable oral health, you should visit your dentist once every six months.
- You should plan the first dental visit for your child when the first tooth erupts in the mouth.
- If you are suffering from a gum infection like gingivitis or periodontitis, we advise you to maintain routine dental visits at the interval of 3 to 4 months.
We offer a comprehensive range of preventative dental services for people of all age groups. We always develop a preventative plan according to the age, systemic health, and overall oral condition of our patient.
As a part of preventative oral care:
- Our dental team will teach you the correct method of toothbrushing and flossing. We will guide you in making important lifestyle changes to your diet and how to eliminate habits like thumb-sucking, mouth-breathing, and smoking.
- Many systemic ailments have an initial manifestation in the oral cavity. Your dentist may be able to diagnose if you have diabetes, hypertension or other medical problem after a thorough clinical examination.
- Your dentist will also screen the entire oral cavity for the presence of oral cancer and other conditions.
- Our dental team will educate your child about the importance of oral care in a fun and engaging way. Many studies report that a positive dental experience during the initial years of life leads to good oral health during one’s lifetime.
- We will check the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues and do scaling, root planning and other preventive procedures like sealant application, fluoride therapy, night guards, etc.
What are the advantages of regular dental visits?
- Regular dental visits alleviate dental fear.
- The preventive treatments are usually less expensive as compared to restorative and prosthetic treatments which may be required if serious dentally related conditions are neglected.
- Dental decay, if left undiagnosed and untreated can lead to severe pain, swelling, and tooth loss. Moreover, gum diseases can cause bad breath, bleeding from gums, and loss of teeth. It is important to diagnose and treat these dental problems in the early stages.
- Many research studies indicate a correlation between dental health and systemic health. For example, severe periodontal disease may lead to heart diseases, diabetes, and cause complications in pregnancy. Thus, a proper preventative dental care regimen can forestall serious, debilitating medical conditions.
What are the advantages of professional dental cleanings?
Regular tooth brushing cannot make your oral cavity entirely free from dental tartar. Your dental hygienist will do scaling, root planing, and other periodontal procedures as a part of preventative care. We use special instruments to remove the dental plaque and calculus from above as well as below the gum line (supragingival and subgingival). This process is essential to prevent the occurrence of gingivitis, periodontitis, and other periodontal infections.
Professional dental cleaning also removes the superficial stains on your teeth. Thus, your teeth may appear whiter and brighter after a dental cleaning.
Dental sealants – Food particles may get deposited in the deep grooves on the tooth and may be difficult to clean. Deep dental pits and fissures that increase the susceptibility of dental decay can be treated by dental sealants. This treatment makes the tooth self-cleansable and also prevents the occurrence of dental caries.
Apart from this, we may also advise fluoride therapy for your child. Fluoride therapy can aid in the remineralization of the tooth at the initial stages of tooth decay.
Many people clench or grind (bruxism) while they sleep. Night guards are a thin acrylic mouth piece worn either on the top or bottom teeth. Night guards help redistribute the forces and protect your teeth during grinding and clenching while sleeping. Mouth guards or sports guards are also plastic mouth pieces. However, these are worn to protect your mouth from injury or trauma during sports activities and are not the same as a night guard.