Cleaning & Prevention
With preventative dentistry, you can maintain a high standard of oral health while limiting the amount of money you spend on your dental care. When you partner with our team, it pays out in the long run and your smile stays protected for years to come.
There are many things you can do to protect your smile at home. This includes brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day. However, there are other strategies and oral health aids that may be even better suited to your situation. Patients are often surprised to learn about certain kinds of toothpaste, rinses or even specialized toothpicks that exist that can serve their needs and make a big difference in helping them maintain healthier smiles. Our team can help you to customize an oral health solution that will enhance your daily efforts and help to ensure you are doing the most you can for your oral health
Another important thing you can do for your oral health is to maintain a healthy diet. Foods and drinks with a high acidic content can promote the deterioration of your teeth, while other foods can promote the health of your jawbone and gums. It’s important to us we work together for your best health possible.
Finally, it’s important to remember that having regular dental exams and cleanings are a vital component in the prevention of decay and gum disease in addition to maintaining consistent daily habits. When you stay on top of things with your oral health, we can ensure that no little issues become major dental procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Each time we get you into our chair, there are many things regarding your health that we will look for. One of those things includes subtle changes that may occur within the lining of your mouth, which always calls for a closer evaluation. This is true regardless of whether you use tobacco. The early detection of oral cancer saves numerous lives every year, and we are trained to recognize many oral tissue abnormalities.
The best dental health comes when you work together with our team. While we are a good source of support, it is your efforts regarding your dental health that make the difference. A number of product resources are available to you, as we can help to customize a plan that can work perfectly for you depending on your current dental condition.
There is nothing better than the smooth, fresh surface of teeth that have just been cleaned. Our dental hygienists can help you maintain the best oral health, going far beyond simple polished enamel. A regular preventative schedule can help remove the bacterial deposits that lead to dental disease and also monitor for problems such as tooth decay or gum disease before they become major issues.
As the leading cause of tooth loss, gum disease is a devastating condition when it is left untreated. However, it does not have to be. Focused treatment and home care can help control this chronic bacterial infection and keep it from aggravating other serious medical conditions that may seem unrelated to your mouth.
To learn more about cleaning and prevention, and the many other services we offer at Elwood Avenue Dental, contact us today!