Preventative Dentistry

Instead of treating dental issues after they emerge, Dr. Desatnik and his team believe it is best to prevent these problems from developing in the first place. Preventative treatments aim to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy, so you don’t have to suffer from the pain and cost of serious dental problems.

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What is Preventative Dentistry?

The term “preventative dentistry” describes any steps taken to prevent dental illness, infection, or disease. While brushing and flossing daily go a long way towards preventing dental problems, we also offer a variety of preventative treatments to keep your smile healthy and bright!

These treatments include:

Why is Preventative Dentistry Important?

Dental problems like cavities and gum disease can cause a lot of problems. They are painful and often require costly operations to treat.

Although daily hygiene is important, professional treatments can give your teeth and gums the support they need to fight off infection and decay. This is why preventative dentistry is so important! If we can prevent an issue from occurring in the first place, we can save our patients significant time, hassle, and discomfort.

Aren’t Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments for Kids?

Although sealant and fluoride treatments are often associated with children, they provide amazing benefits to adults as well!

A dental sealant acts as a shield for hard-to-reach back teeth. Sealants smooth the surface of your teeth to make them easier to brush and clean. They also prevent bacteria and food particles from getting trapped in the crevices along the surface of your teeth. Dental sealants are a quick, effective, and cost-efficient way to keep your molars clean and disease-free.

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your enamel. It is usually found in dental hygiene products like toothpaste and mouthwash. Some cities also add this mineral to their drinking water. Over time, fluoride is absorbed into your enamel and acts as a shield against infection. If you do not receive enough fluoride through your drinking water or toothpaste, Dr. Desatnik may recommend a fluoride treatment.

Preventative dentistry is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and strong while avoiding unnecessary aches, costs, and inconveniences. If you would like to learn more about our preventative dentistry options or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today at 216-464-9800!

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