The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
Even though cavities and gum disease are very common, did you know that they are entirely preventable with the proper care? Why go through invasive procedures and fork over money for treatments that you could avoid just by visiting our Chatham, NY, dentist, Dr. Domenic Riccobono, twice a year? Read on to learn more about preventative dentistry and how it can keep your oral health in top shape.
So what exactly is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry aims to provide the necessary dental care that every person needs to keep their teeth and gums healthy and to prevent the development of dental issues. Along with daily brushing/flossing, regular dental maintenance checkups with our Chatham, NY, general dentist create the foundation for preventive dentistry.
What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?
Some of the benefits of regularly visiting your caring and gentle dentist include:
- Reducing your risk for problems: From providing regular six-month teeth cleanings to crafting custom mouthguards to protect against sports-related dental injuries, Dr. Riccobono offers everything that you and your family need to protect your smiles. Those with a particularly high risk for cavities may receive additional care including fluoride treatment and dental sealants to reduce the development risk.
- Detecting problems early: While the purpose of preventive dentistry is to actually prevent problems, these issues can still sometimes arise. Of course, by visiting your dentist every six months, you ensure that any issues are detected as quickly and as early as possible before more serious problems set in.
- Improving your appearance: Another benefit to getting professional dental cleanings is that we can freshen breath, remove plaque and tartar, and even remove surface stains and discolorations to help you achieve a whiter smile.
- Addressing bite issues: Did you know that bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a surprisingly common problem that affects both children and adults? In fact, it’s believed that about 30 million people deal with this problem regularly. If left untreated, this habit can lead to TMJ disorder, painfully stiff jaws, and possible damage to teeth. To address the problem, our dentist can create a special mouthguard to protect teeth from the effects of nighttime grinding.
Need dental care? Give us a call
When was the last time you visited the dentist? Even if you aren’t experiencing problems, you can still benefit from regular checkups. Call Countryside Dental's office in Chatham, NY, today at (518) 392-5231 schedule a cleaning with your caring and gentle dentist, Dr. Domenic Riccobono.