Why is Preventative Dental Care Important?

There are many dental services offered at Advanced Dental Health in Hunt Valley, Maryland. However, preventative dental care with exams and cleanings may be the most important. Having good oral health starts with routine care. Learn more about why you should make preventative dental care a priority. You can call (410) 656-2278 or schedule an appointment in our office online.

Preventative Dental Care Hunt Valley, MD

Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are the first aspect of preventative dental care. Our practiced dental hygienists are trained in using special tools to give you a clean, polished smile. Even if you’re doing a good job of brushing and flossing regularly, there are places that can’t be reached. Without professional dental cleaning, there’s no way to get to those hard to reach places. We also have different toothbrushes that can give your teeth more polish. If you need extra fluoride to strengthen your tooth enamel, we can also perform fluoride treatments.

Dental Exams

The second part of preventative care involves a dental exam done by our dentists. Your mouth is thoroughly examined for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other oral conditions. For many of these conditions, early signs aren’t visible to those without a trained eye. You could have early stages of gum disease and not have any idea until you get a routine dental exam.

If signs of a condition are present, we may request further diagnostic tests. This allows us to see exactly what’s going on and provide you with a treatment plan. For instance, if there are signs of gum disease, Dr. Ashley Izadi or Dr. Roham Rafat will determine how serious the case is.

Proper Home Care

An essential component of preventative care is how you take care of your teeth at home. It’s important to keep up a regular brushing and flossing routine. While dental visits can do a lot for your teeth, we can’t control tooth decay or other harmful issues. Make sure that you’re keeping up with your oral care routine at home.