Cleaning and Prevention
A preventive dental program is a cooperative effort among the patient, the dentist and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and teeth supporting structures by preventing the occurrence, progress, and recurrence of potentially destructive dental conditions and diseases. Prevention of dental diseases starts at home by eating a balanced diet and maintaining good oral hygiene. It is then supported by regular dental visits. After examination, Doctor Kal will recommend the best treatment plan for you and will share oral hygiene practices that promote, restore and maintain the health of your mouth.
Regular dental examinations, x-rays, and cleanings are part of dental disease and infection prevention. Fluorides and sealants are good preventive treatments that protect the teeth from damage. Prevention of dental diseases helps in avoiding serious and costly dental health complications and is also the key to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.
“Having cleaning appointments every 6 months is crucial to maintaining gum health and preventing gum disease. This is done by using hand instruments along with an ultrasonic scaler to clean between the teeth and gums in areas where food gets trapped the most.”