Preventative Dental Care
Preventative Dental Care
Keeping your oral health in pristine condition starts with early care. Preventative dental care can start in early childhood to help lower the risk of oral disease and decaying teeth later in life. Sunset Dental works with patients to help create a custom plan for your health that will help you have a beautiful smile for many years. Preventative care should be a priority for everyone.
Dental care with Sunset Dental follows the latest techniques and procedures to help patients avoid issues like gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, or oral cancers. If you want to avoid painful dental procedures and keep your natural teeth, your best action is to seek preventative dental care.
Preventative Strategies We Will Use
There are many practices that can be performed in a dental office or that patients need to follow at home. Preventative dental care can be performed at any age to help keep natural teeth better protected than they were before. Starting preventative dental care early on in life will help patients have strong teeth into adulthood.
Below is more information about the strategies we use at Sunset Dental to help patients of all ages and backgrounds.
At-home Oral Hygiene
Children and adults often need help in learning how to correctly care for their teeth and gums. Sunset Dental Care will educate our patients on how to properly brush and floss twice daily to remove dental plaque. Other education like techniques for brushing sensitive teeth, and helping children conquer dental anxiety can also be a method of preventative dental care. Avoiding proper dental care at home can lead to a build-up of tarter or be a stepping stone to gum disease. Regular checkups and cleaning at home are the best ways to keep your teeth.
Regular Dental Visits
It is important to come in for regular dental check-ups, no matter your age. We recommend every six months to reduce the risk of oral health issues. When you visit our Sunset, Utah dental office, we will take x-rays, clean your teeth and gums, and check for any signs of decay. Our goal is to help you keep your mouth healthy and prevent oral diseases. Children need to see the dentist regularly to ensure proper oral growth and development.
Regular dental visits can also help dentists to know if you need sealants, a mouth guard, or other preventive measures to keep your natural teeth.
Some activities like sports or special workplaces have a higher risk of harming your teeth. Protective measures like mouth guards, retainers, or sealants will help prevent issues with your teeth and jaw. Night guards are another preventative measure that can help limit tooth decay. For those who grind their teeth at night, a guard can prevent excess enamel wear that can cause tooth sensitivity.
We recommend in-office fluoride treatments for younger patients. Fluoride treatments use natural minerals to strengthen the enamel of teeth and protect the tooth from cavities. Some municipalities add fluoride to the water you drink each day. This could help people who are low on natural minerals slightly strengthen their teeth, but dentists recommend adding liquid fluoride or toothpaste with fluoride to your daily routine. Adding these products to your oral care routine will aid in the reduction of cavities and gum disease.
A well-balanced diet plays an important role in your oral health. Foods with sugars and carbohydrates increase the risk of bacteria, which produces dental plaque and leads to problems with cavities and gum disease. Try rinsing your mouth with water after meals to reduce the amount of bacteria that leads to plaque. You can improve your diet by adding calcium-rich foods, and leafy greens, and limiting coffee to help strengthen your teeth and bones.
Preventative Dental Care With Sunset Dental
Our team is proud to serve our community with a state-of-the-art facility and modern dental techniques. We are confident that you will feel safe and comfortable when you have an appointment with our team at Sunset Dental. We accept many forms of insurance, offer payment plans, and even have a cancellation policy for those who may not be able to make their appointments. We want to thank all patients for choosing our practice for their oral care. We understand that there are many dentists out there who you can trust with your teeth, so we are grateful to all who visit our office. For more information about our preventive dental care services, contact Sunset Dental Care to schedule a consultation. 801-773-1533.