At Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry, we understand the value of preventive dentistry. That is why we encourage all of our patients to come for regular dental care to avert any problems early. Regular visits to your dentist reduce the risk of gum disease, cavities, and ensure you keep your beautiful, healthy smile.
Preventive dental care can result in early diagnosis of problems, which leads to inexpensively and conservatively treated dental solutions. Damage can often be reversed before it becomes a severe problem. Failing to treat dental problems quickly can result in more expensive, complex treatments and may result in compromised oral health. Our goal with preventive dentistry is to ensure your teeth are preserved won’t have to deal oral health problems in the future.
The Link to Preventive Oral Care and Your General Health
It’s essential to understand that there’s a link between your oral and your general health. This means good preventive dentistry is essential to keep your overall health in good shape. Research shows a relationship between gum and heart disease. By taking care of your oral health, it can help you prevent heart disease and other health problems. Many people forget that caring for their teeth and gums is just as important as having a yearly physical. So make sure you see your Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry dentist regularly for preventive dental care.
What Does Preventive Dentistry Include?
Preventive dentistry includes treatments like regular dental exams, routine cleanings, application of dental sealants, fluoride treatments, digital x-rays, and more. While you work hard to keep your teeth healthy by brushing and flossing, this isn’t enough to remove all the plaque on them. This means your teeth are still at risk. You need those regular exams and cleanings to ensure your teeth are in good shape.
Regular exams are important because it can be difficult to tell if you have dental problems by simply looking at the teeth. Digital x-rays allow us to look at the teeth more closely, catching early problems before they turn into something more complex. Oral cancer is also a serious issue, and we use state-of-the art technology to screen our patients for oral cancer. Even if you have no symptoms of cancer, regular screenings are essential for oral cancer prevention.
Along with our preventive dental care options, we also offer our Lake Sammamish Family Dentistry patients helpful educational resources. We’ll teach you how to best take care of your oral health with personalized treatment planning and instructions for quality oral home care. Make sure you take care of your teeth now and give us a call today to schedule your appointment.