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Preventative & Periodontal Treatment

You deserve the latest and greatest dental care treatment with flawless techniques, cutting edge dental technology, and a caring dentist.  Visit our practice for dental treatment and you will be provided with exactly that.  Our elite dental care is administered in a manner that proves effective across posterity, ultimately saving you money and time.

The Basics of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is best defined as the practice of providing dental care that keeps the teeth as healthy as possible.  Preventive dentistry helps combat the formation of cavities, tooth enamel wear, and dreaded gum disease.  Preventive dentistry takes several forms including dental cleanings along with daily brushing.  

The American Dental Association (ADA) advises visiting the dentist’s office at specific intervals to maintain oral health.  In general, it is ideal to visit with the dentist once every six months, though your particular oral health needs might necessitate more frequent treatment.  Regular dental treatment guarantees your teeth remain strong, clean, and beautiful. 

Recognize the Importance of Daily Flossing

Daily flossing is essential to maintaining oral health.  Regular flossing cleans those cramped spaces in between your teeth.  Patients who wear braces might require the use of floss threaders to clean between each metal bracket.  However, plenty of patients do not floss using best practices.  Our Detroit dentist is happy to teach you the elements of proper flossing to maximize the benefit you get from your daily flossing sessions.

Daily Brushing

Daily brushing with fluoridated toothpaste is essential to maintaining optimal oral health and a clean, bright smile.  Your toothbrush will only last a couple of months so be sure to replace it quarterly (once every three months).  

If you find the bristles have frayed before the three-month mark, be safe rather than sorry by replacing the brush right away.  Brush your teeth, gums, and tongue.   Cleaning the tongue eliminates bacteria while simultaneously freshening your breath.

Preventive Dentistry’s Purpose

The goal of preventive dentistry is to prevent the onset of dental issues as time progresses.  Get into the habit of practicing dental care correctly and you will greatly reduce the chances of problems ranging from tooth enamel loss to cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and more.

Who Does Preventive Dentistry Benefit?

Everyone!  You, our Detroit dentist, people in your vicinity, and everyone else can benefit from preventive dentistry.  This approach freshens the breath, minimizes money and time spent on dental treatments/procedures, and ensures the teeth emerge healthy and strong.  Kids greatly benefit from preventive dentistry as the use of fluoride treatments and dental sealants mitigates tooth decay.  However, aging adults also benefit from this approach as it makes it that much easier to maintain natural teeth.  Keep in mind, your oral health is directly connected to the rest of your biological health.  The mouth will gradually develop bacteria that compromises oral health and can spread throughout the body by way of the bloodstream, wreaking even more havoc.  A clean mouth ultimately helps prevent cancer, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes.

Most patients are surprised to learn premature birth and also infants born with a low birth rate are tied to the mother’s poor oral health.  If you are pregnant or plan on having a baby, it is imperative you focus on maintaining and improving your oral health as time progresses.  Meet with your dentist for six-month checkups even while pregnant.

An added benefit to practicing preventive dentistry is it will save you money as time progresses.  Preventive health dramatically reduces the chances of other health problems developing.  Even if you have dental insurance, it will cost a pretty penny for a series of dental treatments and procedures resulting from insufficient oral hygiene.  Though preventive dentistry might not fully eliminate the need for certain procedures such as cavity fillings, it will certainly help you spend less on such procedures and treatments over time.

Periodontal Disease

Also known as gum infection, periodontal disease is an infection that impacts the tissue around the gum along with the bone that supports the teeth.  Untreated periodontal disease has the potential to cause tooth loss.  Research shows gum disease is also closely linked to additional chronic inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  If our Detroit dentist determines you have gum disease, we have a series of treatments available to offset, reverse, or even prevent the damaging impact of the disease.  

The advancement of gum disease is determined by a litany of factors ranging from your unique genetics to your oral hygiene.  Unfortunately, periodontal disease progresses silently, meaning it can seemingly pop up out of nowhere without causing significant pain and progress quite rapidly.  The early stages of gum disease include bleeding along the gums during brushing.  The gums gradually deteriorate, the disease advances and the teeth will eventually begin to feel loose.

Are You Looking for a Dentist in Detroit? Look no Further

If you are on the prowl for a dentist to provide preventative treatment and periodontal treatment, you have come to the right place.  Our mission is to provide you with truly elite oral health care that keeps your mouth in tip-top shape and beautifies your smile.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Detroit dental office.