When it comes to health and wellness, prevention truly is the best medicine. You likely visit your doctor for an annual well check, exercise, and eat a balanced diet to prevent medical problems. You should also practice good oral hygiene at home and visit the dentist regularly for dental exams and professional dental cleanings.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is the branch of dental medicine that focuses on maintaining oral health and the prevention of dental health problems such as infection, disease, tooth decay, injury, and damage due to excessive wear and tear.
Why Preventive Dentistry Is So Important
Preventive dentistry is essential because, when it comes to managing health, it is always simpler, easier, and more effective to prevent health problems from developing than it is to treat them after they’ve occurred.
Not only are preventive treatments less invasive than curative treatments, but they also tend to be much less costly. By preventing oral health problems from developing in the first place, you can save yourself the painful symptoms of dental disease and the expense of treatment.
Although preventive dentistry cannot guarantee 100% avoidance of all dental diseases, it can ensure that our dentists can detect and diagnose issues in their earliest stages before they develop into more serious problems. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to the most successful patient outcomes.
Preventive Dentistry Services at ONE Dental
In addition to offering patients routine dental examinations and hygiene appointments, at ONE Dental, our team provides a variety of preventive and general dentistry services designed to prevent problems from developing and to maintain good oral health.
Our preventive and general dentistry services include:
We also focus on patient education during every dental appointment to provide you with personalized tips and recommendations for at-home dental care and oral hygiene.
When To Schedule a Preventive Dentistry Appointment at ONE Dental
Healthy adults with no existing oral health concerns should see the dentist for a routine cleaning and examination at least once every six months. Patients who have ongoing oral health problems, such as periodontal disease, typically require more frequent dental cleanings and exams for continued oral health management.
To learn more about preventive dentistry or to schedule your next dental exam and hygiene appointment at ONE Dental in Miami, we welcome you to contact our office today.