Preventive dentistry is a proactive approach toward maintaining the health of your natural teeth. It entails any dental practice, performed either at home or in the dentist’s office, that safeguards your teeth against cavities and gum disease. At Rejuvenate Dental Arts, we encourage our patients to take steps to ensure that their natural teeth serve them for their entire lifetime—as they’re rightfully intended to.
Some of the preventive dental care steps that you can take at home include brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled brush and flossing at least once every day. Avoid sugary foods and simple carbohydrates as these are quickly processed into acid by the bacteria in your mouth. If you must drink something sweet or sugary, such as a soft drink, use a straw so that the sugar goes to the back of your mouth.
Can’t stay away from ice-cream? It’s alright to have an occasional treat but do it quickly, so the bacteria don’t become part of the party, and don’t forget to brush your teeth afterward.
If you’re in Bethel, you should book regular dental exams with our dental office. Dental exams allow our dentist to identify dental problems before they escalate. If the dentist notices early-stage cavities, you may need to get inlays or onlays to prevent a full-blown decay. Our dentist can fix any chips and cracks in your teeth through composite bonding.
Are you worried that you’re not getting enough fluoride to keep your enamel strong and healthy? At Rejuvenate Dental Arts, we can alleviate your worries using fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments strengthen teeth enamel, thus preventing chipping, cracking, and cavities as well.
Dental cleanings are yet another aspect of preventive dentistry. During a dental cleaning, our dentist in Bethel will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque and tartar are the biggest culprits of tooth decay and gum disease.
At Rejuvenate Dental Arts, we encourage our patients, regardless of age, to take preventive dentistry seriously. Caring for your teeth before problems arise allows you to enjoy the full benefits of a healthy set of teeth—which includes being able to eat, talk, and smile with no inhibitions.
Good oral health is also related to good overall health. Research has shown the existence of possible links between heart disease and diabetes and poor oral hygiene. Preventive dentistry also helps you to avoid costly restorative dental treatments.