Preventive dentistry is the science of protecting your teeth and gums against damage and disease. Preventive dental care is the foundation of good oral health and the key to keeping your teeth for a lifetime. The foundation of preventive dentistry is proper at-home care, including brushing and flossing, but it is not enough to prevent tooth decay and other oral health problems.
Regular dental checkups are crucial aspects of preventive dental care. Many dental health issues, including cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease, flourish before individuals have any symptoms. Regular checkups allow Dr. Ardekani to discover and resolve these issues earlier when treatment is simpler and less expensive. The earlier dental health problems are treated, the less likely they cause long-term health problems.
Professional teeth cleaning (dental prophylaxis) is performed by a dental hygienist skilled in removing plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. Specialized tools and experience in deep cleaning gum pockets allow Dr. Ardekani or a dental hygienist to remove tartar and stains, improve the beauty of your smile, and eliminate one of the causes of bad breath.
Dr. Ardekani takes a proactive approach to preventive dentistry. In addition to routine checkups and dental prophylaxis, he may recommend dental sealants to protect teeth from decay caused by food debris and damaging acids. Although dental sealants are most often recommended for children, they are also helpful for anyone with vulnerable teeth.
Examining your teeth and gums is only part of a dental examination. Dr. Ardekani also screens for early signs of oral cancer. In the early stages of oral cancer, individuals do not feel any pain or have obvious symptoms. Cancer can grow and spread without routine exams, making it more difficult to treat when discovered. Dr. Ardekani carefully checks the oral cavity, lips, tongue, and the back of the throat for signs of oral cancer so treatment can begin immediately. Learn more about oral cancer screenings.
The time to start caring for your teeth and gums is during childhood. As soon as your child’s teeth begin to erupt, they should be gently examined by Dr. Ardekani. He carefully monitors your child’s dental health throughout their childhood and teen years to ensure their teeth are clean, strong, and cavity-free. Dental sealants are often recommended for children to protect their teeth during the years when your child may not be proficient at brushing and flossing. Educating our youngest patients on how to take care of their teeth and gums is part of our dedication to protecting children’s dental health. Learn more about children’s dentistry.
Dental preventive care is easier, healthier, and less painful than undergoing restorative or therapeutic treatments. To protect your oral health and maintain a vibrant smile, call our office today at DC Pearls Dental Boutique Phone Number 202-750-8718 to schedule a checkup for you and your family.
Experience the benefits of preventive dentistry - from regular checkups and professional teeth cleaning to dental sealants and oral cancer screenings. Schedule a visit to DC Pearls Dental Boutique and invest in a lifetime of healthy smiles for you and your family.