Preventative Dental Treatments To Have A Healthy Smile

Preventative Dental Treatments To Have A Healthy Smile

Posted by One & Truly Dental Aug 17, 2022

It’s common for patients to believe they do not need to see their dentist if their teeth appear to be in healthy condition. However, there are many reasons to have regular dental visits. They play an important role in your battle against dental problems. Read on to understand how your dentist can help you achieve optimal oral health with several dental procedures:

  • Regular Dental Cleanings

Your dentist and dental hygienist are your allies in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. By scheduling regular dental cleanings, you can prevent stains, plaque, and tartar from accumulating in your mouth. You can also help protect your teeth from cavities, and you can even reverse the effects of gingivitis. It’s important to remember that your dental hygienist is trained to clean your teeth. They are skilled at what they do and can help you maintain your smile.

  • Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These teeth have pits and grooves that are harder to keep clean, and these are perfect for trapping bacteria and food particles. Dental sealants are brushed onto the teeth and hardened. Sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years!

  • Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are safe for children and adults and can prevent tooth decay. Dentists can apply fluoride to your teeth during your dental visit or provide you with a take-home fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments work on a cellular level, so it’s best to take fluoride on an ongoing basis. Fluoride treatments provide effective cavity protection, but you still need to practice good oral health habits at home.

  • Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays are an important tool your dentist uses to learn more about your oral health. They allow your dentist to see between your teeth, under your gums, and below your jawbone. This allows them to detect tooth decay, tooth cracks, abscesses, impacted teeth, and other issues. Dental x-rays are an easy and painless procedure. They require no preparation, and it only takes a few minutes to complete them.

  • Oral Cancer Screenings

Did you know that your dentist may be able to detect oral cancer with an oral exam? During the screening, your dentist will inspect the soft tissues of your mouth and throat, looking for any abnormal developments that could signal cancer. Your dentist will examine your entire mouth, looking for any changes in your gums, cheeks, tongue, the floor of your mouth, and the roof of your mouth. Often, if your dentist does notice something unusual, they will refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.

Oral cancer typically doesn’t show any symptoms in its earlier stages, which is why it is important to attend all of your regularly scheduled dental appointments. During your visits, your dentist will catch any potential problems in their earliest stages, which will give you a better chance of successful recovery.

  • Mouthguards For Sports

A mouthguard can protect your enamel, gums, and soft tissues from damage when you are playing high-impact sports like football and basketball. Mouthguards are a must for athletes, and they can be customized to fit your unique smile. Ask your dentist for more information.

To find out more about the dental services offered at One and Truly Dental, call (516)-759-0086 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 70 Glen St, #240 Glen Cove, NY, 11542.

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