Preventive dentistry is so important. It is better than any cure. Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing dental issues rather than looking at ways to cure them. At the heart of preventive dentistry is the belief that if one follows all the important steps in maintaining good oral hygiene, many dental issues can be prevented. Teeth can be saved. We pride ourselves in helping our patients keep up with their preventive care and will help you to establish some life long habits that will change the way you take care of your teeth.
There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. Dental implants and laser dentistry can also be a good way to maintain preventive care.
One of the most important parts of preventive dentistry is to brush your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste. Most people should replace their toothbrushes three to four times per year or as the bristles start to fray or if getting over an illness. Flossing is also very important. Flossing helps to clean out the tight spaces between the teeth.
You should have a regular dental checkup at least once per year for an exam to check for any problems to your teeth or gums. If you are at a higher risk for dental problems you would benefit by having visits more often. These dental cleanings and exams are important because we can identify any problems and take care of them right away.
Dental implants help maintain and strengthen bone structure. This means they do so much more than replace a missing tooth, they also protect existing teeth by helping to preserve bone structure. Although having a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it are important, there are also some very important health reasons to have dental implants. Whether replacing one tooth or several, implants are an important solution to restoring and maintaining dental health. They will help to prevent future problems from occurring. Dental implants are more vital to dental health than one might think.
Periodontal disease begins to show up in adults in their 30’s and 40’s. Most adults have some form of periodontal disease. Everyone has bacteria in his or her mouth that can lead to plaque buildup. Routine checkups helps to get rid of most of it but if it solidifies and forms tartar, brushing and flossing will not remove it. Laser treatments help with this cleaning and offer other benefits.
- Removes decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding area for tooth fillings
- Reshapes gums and remove bacteria during a root canal
- Speeds up in-office teeth whitening procedures
- Eliminates bleeding of the gums immediately
- Seals deep periodontal pockets
- Eliminates cutting the gums, soreness and other discomfort caused by surgery
Preventive dentistry includes so much more than brushing teeth. Visiting with Dr. Doris Giraldo in Midtown East NYC regularly will help to solve any dental problems you may have. Have confidence knowing that our office can help solve your needs and that we are here for you every step of the way. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!