Family Preventive Dentistry
Tooth decay and most oral diseases are preventable. Often, with regular check-ups, they can be detected early—or completely avoided. For example, gingivitis, which affects eighty percent of the population, can be reversed if it’s detected early.
To prevent tooth decay, at least twice each year, get a thorough cleaning and oral exam. Brush your teeth with a soft tooth brush after each meal and floss daily. Mouthwash and fluoride rinses can help destroy harmful bacteria and re-mineralize teeth. Avoiding foods high in sugar and starch will help, because these foods promote bad bacteria.
Small cavities should be filled as soon as possible to prevent them from growing and causing extensive damage. Professional fluoride treatments and dental sealants can help deter tooth decay.
Request an appointment online, or call us at to schedule an appointment. Our doctors will discuss your risk factors and recommend a personalized preventive treatment plan for you.