Preventive dentistry is an important part of oral health care, which aims at the prevention and early treatment of dental and gum diseases. This includes regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing the teeth, using appropriate tooth substitutes, such as flossing and staying away from foods harmful to teeth such as sugar and other refined carbohydrates.

Visiting Dr. Irida at least once every six months is optimal for maintaining dental health. At the bi-annual appointment at our clinic, you will be checked for tooth damage and gum disease. To ensure that your teeth remain problem-free, Dr. Irida recommends maintaining a daily routine of oral hygiene.

Some of the main practices of preventive dentistry include:

  1. Regular check-ups: Performed by a dentist, these visits include thorough checks of the teeth, gums and tongue to detect any potential problems that may occur.
  2. Teeth cleaning: A professional cleaning can remove plaque and tartar that can cause oral health disorders such as tooth decay and gum disease.
  3. Fluoridation: The use of gold helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent caries.
  4. Permanent sealing: Sealant is a thin protective layer that adheres to the chewing surface of the tooth. This layer does not replace the work you have to do for brushing your teeth, but it prevents the formation of cavities or stops them from forming in the initial stage. Facts show that sealants reduce the risk of cavities by 80%.
  5. Oral hygiene education: An important part of preventive dentistry is educating patients about oral hygiene, such as preventing cavities and gum disease through brushing, brushing with cold water, and flossing.
  6. Orthodontic check-ups: These check-ups help detect teeth alignment problems early and can help prevent further problems.
  7. Diet and lifestyle screening: Performed by dentists, these screenings help identify risk factors, such as sugar and tobacco consumption, that affect oral health.

To reap the benefits of preventive dentistry and keep your mouth healthy, it’s essential to visit your dentist regularly and follow their oral care guidelines. This will help identify any problems early and treat them before they get worse.

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