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What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is all dental care that helps to maintain a good oral health. It’s a combination of dental check-ups along with good oral care habits such as brushing and using dental floss. Oral care begins at an early age and continues throughout your whole life.

Services included in preventive dentistry might include:

-Regular oral exams, usually every 6 months

-Dental cleanings

-Routine x-rays

A large part of preventive dental care starts with you. Developing healthy oral habits in the early years may help to reduce cavities, gum diseases and gingivitis. These are basic  aspects of a good oral health:

 

-Brush your teeth at least twice a day (usually in the morning and at night) using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride. Your dentist can recommend the best toothpaste and toothbrush. They may also teach you how to brush your teeth properly.

 

-Use dental floss on a daily basis to remove food that gets stuck between your teeth before it turns into tartar.

 

-Use mouthwash to remove any food particles left behind after using dental floss.

 

-Avoid acidic foods that can damage your tooth enamel.

 

-Be careful with hard food that can damage or chip  your teeth, such as sweets, foods with bone-in meat, seeds or fruits seeds.

 

-Don’t smoke or use products derived from tobacco: they can cause cancer and other dental problems.

 

-Wear a mouthguard when practicing certain sports.

 

-If you grind your teeth when you sleep, ask your dentist to give you a mouthguard to reduce gum recession.

 

Paying a visit to your dentist in our clinics once a year not only prevents dental diseases but also contributes to early detection.

Early treatment of any disease facilitates the diagnosis and prevents having to sort to more expensive and invasive procedures.

Therefore, prevention is the best medicine.

Would you like to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning? Take advantage of all the special offers during February. 

We will be waiting for you!

 

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Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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