Preventive dentistry is a comprehensive approach to maintaining your oral health and preventing dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease and more serious conditions like oral cancer. The primary goal of preventive dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth and avoid the need for extensive dental procedures down the road.
One fundamental aspect of preventive dentistry is maintaining good oral hygiene at home. This includes regular brushing and flossing to remove plaque and food particles that can lead to tooth decay and gum problems. Proper oral hygiene is the foundation of a healthy smile.
In addition to home care, regular dental checkups are essential, as they allow us to monitor your oral health and catch any issues early. We recommend visiting our office every six months for professional dental cleanings and exams. During these appointments, our skilled dentists and team will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any built-up plaque or tartar that can be challenging to eliminate through brushing alone. We will also check for signs of oral cancer to ensure this condition is diagnosed and treated promptly if it develops.
Preventive dentistry also involves additional measures, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, to strengthen and protect your teeth. We will assess the condition of any oral appliances or dental restorations you have to ensure they are in good shape. Furthermore, we can offer guidance on your diet and habits that may affect your oral health positively or negatively.
We invite you to call or text Schneider Family Dentistry today at 240-654-3555 to learn more about preventive dentistry in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Adam Schneider, Dr. Katie Staub or Dr. Ekpa Eyoma. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile for life!