Enjoying a healthy smile means properly caring for your teeth and gums. Taking care of your own teeth is important, but not enough to address all of your oral health needs.
If you want to optimize your dental health, you will need to visit the dentist for preventive dental treatment.
What Types of Preventive Dentistry Services Do You Offer?
At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we offer comprehensive preventive services, including:
What Are the Benefits of Preventive Dental Care?
Preventive dentistry typically includes cleanings, checkups and examinations related to sleep apnea:
- Cleanings: Your home hygiene efforts, including brushing and flossing, remove some of the plaque on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance filled with bacteria, which is continually forming on your teeth. When left on your teeth, plaque can harden into tartar within two days. The result may include cavity formation, gingivitis, periodontitis, or other tooth decay related conditions. By coming in for preventive cleanings, we can thoroughly remove the plaque, which prevents problems.
- Checkups: Checkups ensure your mouth is healthy. If we notice changes in the lining of your mouth, or other problems, the earlier we detect them, the greater the success rate of your treatment.
- Bruxism, TMJ, and Sleep Apnea: We may be able to treat your jaw pain, restless nights, or other symptoms associated with teeth grinding, jaw conditions, and sleep disorders with dental appliances. This prevents your condition from leading to severe side effects and damage.
Do I Make A Good Candidate?
Your candidacy for preventive dentistry is excellent. Every single person can benefit from these services, because preventive dentistry can eliminate the need for more serious and expensive dental care plans. It can also mitigate the risk of more serious health issues related to problems originating in your mouth.