Periodontal Disease Screening
You won't notice this disease on your own until it starts causing pain in the advanced stages. By then your gums and bones will be permanently damaged. Our screening will show if you're one of the 3 in 4 adults being affected by the disease.
Oral Cancer Screening
We'll check for lumps, sores, masses, or changes in color on your gums. You could have a higher chance of cancer based on your habits or family history.
Caries is the scientific name for tooth decay and crumbling. We utilize surface exploration, radio-graphic data, and other technology to detect it in our periodic exam to assist with preventive dental care.
It can be impossible to detect certain dental problems without an X-Ray. We use Radio-graphic technology in order to provide the best care possible for our patients.
Taking care of your teeth at home is key to oral health and will help you limit the times you visit the dentist's office. First thing to consider is what products you are using. Every product you bring home for oral hygiene must contain the "ADA" seal. This seal represents the American Dental Association. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, and anything related to dental care can be trusted if this seal is on the packaging.
The top 3 basic dental principles to remember:
The big part that at-home preventive dental care helps with is targeting the buildup of plaque in and around your teeth and gums. This also ends up fighting bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. No matter what kind of toothbrush you use, it's important to make sure this gets done every day. You can use regular toothbrushes, or even power brushes. The important thing is to make sure you take care of this daily. There's many options when it comes to other dental at home tools like wax and unwaxed floss. If you need help deciding what tools you need contact our office of Dr. Dalesandro.
Not taking your at-home preventive dental care seriously has its consequences. When someone has poor oral hygiene this creates a situation where they accumulate plaque build up around the teeth and gums. This then causes the gums to become red and inflamed. Plaque is filled with bacteria, which is what causes those issues along with tooth decay and gum disease. On top of making sure you take care of these care tasks at home, it's very important to schedule a meeting with your dentist every six months. This will also ensure you have strong healthy teeth for as long as possible.
The term preventive dentistry represents a form of dental care that helps you keep good oral health. This includes regular dental check-ups to go along with having good dental habits like brushing your teeth and flossing. It's best to start following preventive dental practices at a young age. This will help prolong your oral health.
In most cases, your dental insurance will consider routine cleaning as a form of preventive care. However, deep cleaning is usually considered a more complex version of it. Therefore, a lot of insurance policies will not count it as such. To know for sure you will have to contact your insurance provider for details.
There are a few things you'll have to stay on top of to make sure you're following your dentist's recommendations. Below is a list to always keep in mind when it comes to this.
When a dentist offers to provide a dental sealant, this is to help protect your teeth. This is a coating that is added to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, also known as the molars. This will go a long way in preventing cavities for many years.
Practicing good preventive dental care habits is very important. For a few reasons, including keeping your teeth strong. Without taking good care of your teeth, you may deal with dental problems. Gum disease can impair your ability to eat and even speak properly. It can cause pain and bad breath. Preventive care can help avoid diseases like this or stop in its tracks early.