Humans, by nature, tend to be more reactive than proactive. However, that is not the ideal approach to take for your oral health. Instead, everyone should take preventative measures that maintain their dental health. Much of this is done at home, but twice a year, your preventative care routine means seeing your dentist.
During these appointments, your dentist will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your dental anatomy, checking the teeth, gums, bones, and mouth tissues for any signs of problems. There will also be tests run, such as x-rays, and a routine cleaning.
At this time, you can also discuss other matters related to preventing dental problems. Perhaps you play sports and require a mouthguard, or you have noticed that you are starting to grind or clench your teeth at night. Your dentist will be able to offer the solutions you need to keep your teeth healthy.
Of course, sometimes problems arise despite everyone’s best efforts. In this situation, your dentist will go over options for treatment. However, our goal is to avoid this completely. With our preventative dentistry services, you can avoid gum disease, tooth decay, and more. So schedule your appointment and protect your dental health.