Preventive dentistry refers to the practice of taking care of your gums and teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene. Just like the other parts of your body, it is integral to take proper care of your teeth. Preventive dentistry aims to avoid problems like enamel wear, cavities, gum infections, tooth loss, and others, even before they take a bad shape.
Over time, your teeth become exposed to various oral diseases, and if you do not care for them on time, the condition worsens. With the advancements in dentistry, the prevention of such oral diseases has become easy. All you need to do is walk into our clinic, get in touch with our dentist, and opt for preventive dental procedures.
What are the Advantages of Preventive Dentistry?
- Preventive dental procedures help in maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.
- These procedures prevent the development of cavities and gum diseases.
- Several preventive dental procedures reduce the odds of upcoming malalignment of your teeth.
- Preventive dental procedures are for all, starting right from childhood to your adult stage.
Preventive Dentistry ProceduresSealants
Dental sealants are known to be a safe and effective way using which you can prevent tooth decay in the long run. We apply the sealants in the pits and deep fissures of your molars and premolars. The protective barrier so placed keeps your teeth safe from decay in the long run.Fluoride Application
Fluoride is a mineral that helps increase the strength of your teeth and prevents decay. It is recommended to both adults and children. Under this procedure, we apply a fluoride gel on the trays and place it on your teeth.Oral Prophylaxis
This procedure includes professional cleaning of your teeth to remove the accumulation of plaque and tartar. It helps you maintain the overall health of your gums. We suggest you opt for this procedure every six months.Tooth Extraction
This procedure removes various deciduous and particular permanent teeth to guide your erupting permanent teeth into a suitable position. The procedure is performed to prevent crowding of teeth in the future. Our dentist performs this procedure on kids aged 8-9 years. In some cases of impacted teeth, where the permanent teeth tend to get stuck in the jawbone, we will extract them to prevent further pain and discomfort.Space Maintainers
They are the custom-made appliances placed to maintain the space for your erupting permanent teeth. These preventive appliances ensure that no complication is caused when your teeth erupt. This procedure is mostly reserved for kids and teenagers.
Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.