Preventative dentistry at Keene Dentistry & Implants stresses on the importance of undergoing dental hygiene procedures and daily hygienic routines at home to prevent tooth decay and onset of other dental conditions, such as, periodontal gum disease. In order to receive effective preventative treatment, patients can benefit from dental professionals at Keene Dentistry & Implants who specialize in educating patients about practicing at home-oral care combined with regular dental visits. We recommend patients undergo dental check-ups every 6 months to acquire professional cleaning and treatment to protect the teeth and smile from early onset of any dental complications. This can limit expenses rather than undergoing treatment for long-term dental issues due to a lack of preventive dental care.
PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY STRATEGIES RECOMMENDED BY KEENE DENTISTRY &
Oral care can significantly help ensure a lifetime of good dental health and at Keene Dentistry & Implants, we are highly committed in educating both adults and children about the potential benefits of practicing good oral hygiene and the possible consequences if not taken care of.
Several in-office and at-home preventive strategies include;
- Routine Dental Visits: scheduling routine dental check-ups every six months can decrease your chances of developing oral diseases. We also perform oral cancer screenings to detect any abnormalities in the tissues. Dental x-rays are also taken to identify underlying dental issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, such as, tooth decay, cavities and problems below the gum line. We also recommend professional dental cleaning every six months for removal of dental plaque and stains that cannot be removed at home. Removal of dental plaque is necessary to avoid production of dental tartar which can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
- At-Home Oral-Care: practicing at-home dental care is highly important in preserving oral health. Brushing and flossing teeth twice a day or after every meal helps reduce the likelihood of dental plaque forming. We recommend patients use toothpastes containing fluoride since fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents tooth decay.
- Healthy Diet: instilling a healthy balanced diet promotes good dental health. Foods containing only sugar and carbohydrates can cause an increase in the production of bacteria producing dental plaque while foods low in calcium can increase the chances of developing periodontal gum disease. Smoking and alcohol consumption can also affect dental health where development of tooth discoloration, dental plaque, gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer are common.