How do you keep your teeth healthy and clean? Preventative dental care and good oral health are the answers.

Preventative dental care is the practice of keeping your teeth and gums healthy through daily brushing, flossing, healthy diet and regular visits to your dentist to maintain optimum oral health. 

Oftentimes, we put off going to the dentist until we have an ache or pain that needs to be addressed quickly. However, embracing regular dental visits can save you money in the long run and keep your teeth from suffering any disease or decay.

Why is Preventative Dental Care So Important?

With regular preventative dental care, potential problems can be identified early on and treated easily and comfortably. As the saying goes, “prevention is better than the cure”, which is especially true about tooth decay and disease.

Everyone can benefit from preventative dental care, including people without teeth. Regular dental screenings can detect conditions such as mouth cancer and denture stomatitis (a term for an inflamed and sore mouth) and can be easily treated by our dental team. It’s never too late to get started on preventative dental care to keep good oral health!

What’s Involved?

Preventative dentistry starts at home with regular brushing, flossing and a healthy diet. Most importantly, to maintain the best possible oral health, booking regular visits with your dentist will have the most positive impact for your health.

When you visit Litchfield Dental Associates for regular checkups, our team will first check your teeth and gums and discuss any treatment you need with you. Our priorities are to make sure that you have a healthy mouth and teeth, and to ensure that decay and gum disease don’t become a problem.

On regular visits to our practice, your checkup will include following:

  • Thorough removal of all plaque and tartar from your teeth.
  • Recommendations on the best ways to brush, floss and maintain optimum oral health at home.
  • Recommendations on good oral health products to use.
  • Our dental team may discuss diet, smoking or other habits that may impact your oral health.

When it comes to preventative dental care, your dentist may also recommend additional treatments to strengthen your teeth to ensure they do not suffer any damage or breakage. These treatments help you avoid problems like a broken tooth in an emergency situation, saving you a lot of time and money in the long run.

How Can Litchfield Dental Associates Help You?

At Litchfield Dental Associates we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of treatment and a comfortable experience at every stage of your dental journey. We strive to provide you with uncompromising excellence in dentistry at all times – contact us today to make an appointment!