Preventative dentistry in Clarksburg, WV, to protect your oral health
Preventative dental services are the best way to avoid the damage caused by tooth decay and gum disease.The team at All Smiles Dental utilizes the latest technology and current best practices to protect your oral health and prevent painful infections and other problems. Our office in Clarksburg, WV, provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere to help you relax during your visit, and our team focuses on getting you in and out on schedule so that you can get back to your regular schedule promptly.
Making your dental health a priority
Your mouth is a warm, inviting place for bacteria, and the longer you go between visits, the more time they have to make themselves at home. Once bacteria start to reproduce and feed in your mouth, they adapt to the environment by lowering the pH and building up tartar to protect them from your body’s natural defenses. While your home hygiene routine can help keep them at bay, it is hard to clean every spot without help from a professional, and these trouble areas can develop gum infections and cavities if neglected for too long.
Cavities typically take several months to form, but other factors with your health can accelerate this process. The rate at which gum infections destroy healthy tissues and affect your bone also varies significantly from person to person. Routine dental cleanings help you avoid tooth decay and periodontal disease so you can preserve your natural teeth for longer and avoid complications related to poor oral health that impact your overall well-being.
Preventative dental services
During your routine checkup, our dental hygienists can clean and polish your teeth, as well as clear food, plaque and tartar buildup, and other debris from between your teeth and underneath your gum line. Your dentist will take this opportunity to screen you for oral health issues such as periodontal disease, decay, and oral cancer. The sooner we identify these issues, the simpler they are to treat, and the less time you will have to spend undergoing procedures to restore your oral health. Gingivitis and dental caries can often be reversed before permanent damage using simple measures during your regular visit.
Beyond your cleaning and exam, we can help you avoid issues between visits with additional measures. Dental sealants and fluoride treatments can strengthen your teeth and seal out bacteria from the areas most susceptible to decay. We can also educate you on better ways to care for your teeth and gums by educating you on more effective brushing and flossing techniques, as well as better diet and eating habits. To get started with preventative care, contact our office in Clarksburg, WV, today at (304) 635-5454 to schedule an appointment.