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Why Prevention Is Vital to Your Future Oral Health

June 27, 2022
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Posted By: Causeway Dentistry
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There are specific ingredients required to achieve and maintain excellent oral health; the most important of these is preventive dentistry in Clearwater, FL.

Prevention is the best way to stop oral health conditions before they start and an excellent way to diagnose issues early before they put your oral health at risk and cost you money in invasive treatments.

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

Your twice-yearly preventive dentistry appointment consists of:

  • Thorough teeth and gum exam by your dentist
  • Periodic x-rays  
  • Professional teeth cleaning
  • Treatment recommendations

Your thorough exam allows your Clearwater dentist to detect problems early when they are easiest to treat. This includes oral cancer detection. Typically, the earlier it is diagnosed, the more favorable the outcome.

We perform x-rays as needed. For example, if you mention an issue to the dentist, but the culprit isn’t evident during your checkup, we typically take x-rays to learn what’s happening.

Professional teeth cleanings are true prevention. Your teeth cleanings clear your gums and teeth of everything that causes trouble: plaque, bacteria, and tartar. Your toothbrush cannot get rid of it all, which is why teeth cleanings are vital.

If your dentist finds any issues, we talk to you about treatment options and lay out all your choices. This way, you can make an informed decision about your oral care. For example, if you typically present with tooth decay, we may also chat with you about a dental sealant.

Other Ingredients for a Healthy Smile

  • Brush and floss twice daily or (even better) after every meal.
  • Lower your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
  • Call our dental office if you have a question or concern.

Contact Your Clearwater Dentist to Get Started

Your future oral health depends on today’s prevention. If you’re ready to arrange a checkup and teeth cleaning, give us a call today.

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