Although it’s essential to care for your teeth at home by brushing and flossing regularly, it’s just not enough to maintain optimal oral health. Home care combined with professional dental care is key to preserving the health (and beauty) of your smile. Preventive dental care services from Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, are vital for tooth and gum health.
What is Preventive Dental Care?
Preventive dentistry can best be described as dental care services that protect your oral health. That includes both professional and home dental care. Ideally, preventative dental care should begin in early childhood and extend your whole life. These services include –
- Routine oral exams, generally twice a year
- Professional teeth cleaning, typically twice yearly
- Fluoride treatments, as recommended by your dentist
- Dental x-rays, as advised by your dentist
Importance of Preventive Dental Procedures
Preventive dental care isn’t a luxury — it’s a need! Routine visits to your dentist are an indispensable aspect of preventive care. Dr. David Cannon can detect dental issues in their early stages through regular exams before they cause extensive damage to your teeth. For example, you may be unaware that you have cavities or the beginning of gum disease until you feel pain or your gums begin to bleed. By that time, permanent damage could be caused. Early detecting and treating dental issues can prevent painful, costly treatments later on.
Professional dental cleaning eliminates plaque and tartar buildup to avert decay, gum disease, and tooth infections in the first place. Dental x-rays uncover signs of periodontal disease under the gum line of your teeth, so your dentist can treat it before the bone structure is destroyed and you start losing teeth. In addition, fluoride treatments help strengthen your teeth to stop decay.
If you have been putting off seeing your dentist for preventive dental care, there’s no time like the present to start. Through regular dental care, you can enjoy healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for years to come. Call (801) 406-9985 to book an appointment with Dr. David Cannon and his team at Cannon Dental.