Preventive dentistry emphasizes the importance of ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions. Effective preventive dentistry combines at-home oral care by patients with routine care and counseling by dental professionals. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends two dental checkups a year for professional cleaning and management of any developing conditions. At the Lumberton dental office of Dr. Dan Davis, Smiles Etcetera, we offer an effective program of preventive care so you and every member of your family can maintain optimal oral health.
Good oral hygiene is essential for your dental health and is also essential to your overall health and well being. Our comprehensive preventive dental program is designed to preserve your teeth and the supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental disease. To maintain your optimal oral health, our Lumberton dental office recommends periodic comprehensive exams and professional dental cleanings. Removing plaque and debris from teeth, especially from places where a toothbrush can’t reach, like underneath the gum line and in-between teeth is extremely important. It is also important to keep in mind that in conjunction with periodic dental professional cleanings, a good dental home care regimen is necessary. As part of the preventive program, current home care practices will be reviewed. Following that, we will make recommendations as to what areas require improvements, and instruct you in the proper methods of brushing and flossing. Since our care is personalized, additional preventive services may be indicated for individual patients. An integral part of our preventive program for pediatric patients includes periodic fluoride treatments and the application of dental sealants. We can also treat patients with bruxism (grinding teeth) and clenching with a custom fitted oral appliance that they wear when they sleep.
In addition to our prevention program, this Lumberton dental office offers restorative and cosmetic dental services. So, for a comprehensive menu of dental services for the entire family, give us a call today.