Preventative Dentistry and Safeguarding Your Smile

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With the help of preventative dentistry, you can safeguard your smile and be well on the road to saving time and money in the future. The costs and time associated with restorative dentistry can be diminished by investing time and money practicing preventative dentistry to keep teeth and gums healthy.

This means ongoing daily care to keep away tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing and flossing daily, and eating a balanced diet can help lower your risk of cavities and periodontitis by providing important vitamins and minerals to nourish gum tissue and tooth enamel.

Supporting your daily efforts, the American Dental Association (ADA) advises bi-annual dental cleanings and exams. These routine dental visits allow us to detect problems early and manage them before they grow into bigger, more invasive and expensive issues.

We will examine your gums, teeth, and head, neck, and mouth for abnormalities, check for signs of diabetes, oral cancer, TMJ, and clean, floss, and polish your teeth and remove tartar around the gumline.

By taking steps to prevent cavities, enamel erosion, gingivitis, and periodontitis, you will be reducing lowering your risk of secondary problems associated with poor oral health:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory disease
  • Premature birth and low birth weight babies

To support preventative care, most dental plans will pay all (or most) costs of regular, routine dental exams and cleanings. As you invest your time and resources in caring for your oral health, you will be helping to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime!

To learn more about preventative dental care, please call us at 301.663.9484 to schedule a consultation with our doctor, Dr. Peter Cha & Danny H. Dinh. Our Family Smile Center LLC team in Frederick, Maryland looks forward to helping you maintain a healthy, confident smile.