Preventive dental services from your dentists in Silver Spring, Maryland can help you enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
How much do you know about preventive dentistry? Did you know it can make the difference between enjoying a healthy smile for life, and potentially losing your teeth? The dentists at Colesville Dentistry in Silver Spring, Maryland offer a wide range of preventive dentistry services to help you enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
When you brush your teeth after meals and before bed, and you floss every day, you are practicing preventive dental care.
Preventive dentistry is the services your dentist can provide to keep you from experiencing tooth decay, a dental abscess, and other painful dental conditions. These services include x-rays, dental exams, and other diagnostic services.
Preventive dentistry also includes the services your dental hygienist provides to help prevent gum and periodontal disease. These services include professional dental cleanings, periodontal therapy, and children’s dental services including cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene instruction.
Preventive dental services can help you in the long run by protecting you from:
- A small area of decay turning into a large area of decay
- A large area of decay infecting the pulp and turning into the need for a root canal
- A large area of decay turning into a major problem and tooth loss
- Gum inflammation turning into gum disease
- Gum disease turning into periodontal disease
- Periodontal disease turning into bone destruction and tooth loss
Regular dental examinations including x-rays are recommended at least every twelve months. Regular dental cleanings are recommended at least every six months if you have a healthy mouth, or every three to four months if you have periodontal disease.
Preventive dentistry can help you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for life. A healthy smile can also lower your risk of heart disease, having a stroke, or developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.
A healthy, beautiful smile is important to your overall health, and your self-esteem. Preventive dentistry can help you achieve a great smile.
To find out more about how preventive dentistry can help you, call the dentists of Colesville Dentistry in Silver Spring, Maryland at (301) 384-6000.