- Patient education is the foundation of preventive care for patients of all ages
- Your home care account for about half of preventive care
- Professional cleaning is as important as home care
Patient education is the foundation of preventive care for patients of all ages. You are the guardian of your own oral health, and we want to provide you with the knowledge you need to care for your smile. This includes information and advice about at-home care, explaining the connection between oral health and other health problems you may face, and educating you about dental treatments and options.
Maintaining a healthy smile is a team effort, and you are the most important member of that team. Your nutrition, habits, oral hygiene, and other aspects of home care
account for about half of preventive care. We speak with patients about various hygiene techniques, because the efficiency of brushing and flossing is just as important as frequency. We may recommend specific products or tools, depending on your individual oral health needs and challenges.
Preventive dental services
There is a common misconception that you only need to see a dentist when you have a problem. In fact, the best time to visit is before a problem occurs
. We generally recommend patients schedule appointments every six months, but the schedule is adjusted to each person's needs. Those with gum disease may be scheduled every three months.
Professional cleaning is important
because your hygienist has the tools and techniques to remove tartar (hardened plaque), which is virtually impossible with a toothbrush. Additionally, your appointment includes a thorough dental and periodontal exam, and we check the progress of any ongoing treatment. By monitoring your oral health closely, we can detect signs of disease or decay in the early stages, when it is easily remedied.
Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend specific preventive procedures
such as fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel or sealants to prevent harmful plaque and bacteria from contacting the tooth surface. Some people may not need any special measures, if they are in good oral health and at low risk for disease. It all depends on you, your health, and your goals.
If you are seeking quality, customized preventive dental care from a team who will treat you like family, call WholeLife Dentistry by Dr. Vallejo at 954-382-0110
, to schedule a consultation today.
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