Preventive dental care is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy and prevent serious dental issues. At our practice, we provide a complete range of preventive services, from cleanings to fluoride treatments, to periodontal care. They help you stay away from any significant oral concerns even before they occur, thereby saving you money and effort.
Preventive dentistry is important for a number of reasons. Unlike restorative dentistry, which fixes teeth that have been damaged, preventive dentistry helps keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Is preventive dentistry right for me?
Preventive dentistry is for everyone! Even if you brush and floss every day, you still need to see your dentist regularly for preventive care. Preventive dental care includes:
- Professional teeth cleanings to remove plaque and tartar
- X-rays to identify areas of decay
- Examinations to check for signs of oral cancer
- Fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel
Dental cleaning is the simple procedure of removing the plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth and root surfaces. There are a variety of dental cleanings available at a general dentistry practice.
A basic dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth using an ultrasonic scaling tool. A dental hygienist may also use other specialized instruments and tools to gently remove these substances. Regular dental cleanings are recommended at least once every six months to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Digital dental x-rays are used widely to diagnose and analyze teeth and jawbones. It is especially used to check injuries to the teeth and facial bones when you undergo trauma. We also use them to detect cavities, jawbone deterioration, malocclusion, etc. Based on the results, we will determine the treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is essential to detect the presence of cancer in the mouth and surrounding tissues early on. This helps us treat the condition before it reaches the more serious stages, where it becomes almost impossible to cure. We use advanced equipment, such as VELscope, to detect cancerous tissues.
To find out more about the dental services offered at North End Dental, call (719) 471-1900 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1705 N, Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.