Why Are Preventative Dental Services Important?
Despite the majority of us understanding the importance of a vigilant daily oral regimen, including twice-daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing, there are still so many who neglect this daily maintenance. A larger problem lies in the fact that an even larger number of individuals only see the dentist when they face a dental health issue, thus ignoring the recommended twice-yearly examinations and cleaning.
Preventative dentistry encompasses dental treatments which focus on the protection of teeth from common dental problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. Preventive treatments include regular checkups, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and more. Let’s look at some reasons why preventative dentistry is so important to your long-term dental health.
Many dental health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease will not present symptoms until they have progressed past the point of avoidance. The easiest and best way to prevent easily identifiable dental issues is through regular dental examinations. During a routine checkup, Dr. Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry will examine your teeth and gums for any plaque buildup and perform routine cleaning to remove this plaque. If there are any early signs of other dental issues, an appropriate treatment plan will be recommended.
Decay and Cavity Prevention
One service offered by Dr. Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry is deep cleaning. When you need something just a bit stronger than the standard cleaning, a deep cleaning is an option that removes excess plaque buildup which may be present. Plaque is the film that forms on teeth after you eat or drink. It can build and become a problem that leads to tooth decay and gum disease when left unchecked. Although brushing can remove some of this, a deep cleaning is sometimes necessary to completely remove this buildup.
If you are interested in learning more about what preventative dental options are available to you in Burlington, you should reach out to Dr. Thelam Nguyen today at Tansley Woods Dentistry. For an appointment, simply call (289) 273-4289 today!