What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry includes all the things we do to take care of our mouths. You know the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” No where is it more applicable than concerning your teeth and gums. Yes, brushing and flossing are important. And we all know that making the right nutritional decisions by consuming a diet low in sugar and refined carbohydrates will make your whole body feel good. But visiting the dentist is an important part of your health.
Preventive dentistry services offered by Three Threes Dental in James Island, SC include:
- Adult & Child Dental Cleaning: It is recommended that everyone, adult or child have their teeth checked and cleaned every six months. Without professional dental care, over time plaque and tartar can accumulate on and around your teeth and under your gums.
- Fluoride: Widespread use of fluoride over the years has greatly reduced the incidence of cavities in the U.S. Today, the regular use of fluoride in the local water supply, as well as in toothpastes and mouth rinses, is highly recommended as part of one’s oral hygiene regimen. At the end of every cleaning appointment our patients, child and adult, are offered a fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay.
- Intraoral camera with advanced cavity detection mode: In addition to x-rays, digital intra-oral pictures are very helpful in allowing people to “see what we see”. It is the latest in dental technology. Seeing these very clear images makes it much easier for a patient to understand what we are talking about and observe the condition of their mouth or teeth.
We want to be proactive with your dental care. It is essential to find problems before they become symptomatic or hurtful. With current digital x-ray technology it is possible to find decay in very early stages. Treating these areas immediately makes it easier for you now and later. Most dental emergencies are painful yet avoidable with an “ounce of prevention”.