Taking care of your smile is a lifelong practice, and one that could benefit from an update every now and again. Indeed, dentistry in and of itself is a complex area of study, and as such, there seems to be a solution for virtually every dental concern. Whether you are looking to address a stain with cosmetic care or require restorative treatment to address the loss of a tooth, our team has got you covered. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist reflects on the important role of preventive dental care, as well as why your regular checkup is essential for ideal oral health.
Why Prevention is Important
It goes without saying that your smile is constantly on the defensive against a host of threats and concerns. You not only have to worry about bacterial concerns such as decay and gum disease, but other, nontraditional issues such as obstructive sleep apnea, staining, and physical damage as well. Though dentistry covers a wide range of treatment to address such needs, that is not to say that you can get by without engaging in routine prevention.
Indeed, dental prevention is considered any practice that aims to strengthen your defenses and protect your structures from future threats. In terms of at-home care, it takes the form of brushing your teeth, flossing between meals, and rinsing using antiseptic mouthwash.
Though at-home practices lay a healthy foundation of care, no routine is complete without a regular dental checkup and cleaning. Not only does this visit allow a professional to properly examine your structures, but it allows our team to provide a detailed cleaning so your smile has a greater chance of success. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today.
How Often Should You Go?
An in-office checkup is essential for identifying signs of concerns earlier in the process. In fact, many bacterial infections are unnoticeable for much of their early stages. What’s more? It often is not until a patient begins to experience discomfort, pain, and other symptoms that help is sought. Unfortunately, this is also an indicator of spread and progression.
In order to ensure minor issues do not develop into major concerns, your dentist recommends attending your checkup at least once every six months, or twice a year. Contact our office to learn more today.
Additional Treatment to Consider
In addition to your regular exam and cleaning, our team can suggest additional treatment that could benefit your smile greatly, depending on your situation and needs. For example, fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen your enamel, and we can provide a fluoride treatment as an additional boost of strength.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about our preventive treatments and practices.