Rotting teeth, a host of cavities, aches and pains — that’s what we’d face without preventative dentistry. By guiding patients toward excellent care of their teeth, a general dentist like Dr. Swaintek-Lamb can help prevent long-term and often expensive restoration resulting from dental disease.
In its earliest stages, dental decay, oral cancer, and periodontal disease can be averted by adhering to regular dental exams. Another vital part of preventive dentistry is education.
Your dentist will help you learn about good oral hygiene at each exam. When the dentist finds more plaque than normal, you’ll be instructed again on the proper way to brush. When the dentist sees excess tartar between teeth, your dentist or dental hygienist will encourage you to floss more often. All of this education and care leaves us better able to grow old with our teeth.
If adhered to, these educational instructions will go far in keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. During these office visits, your dentist may also suggest other dental corrections that can be performed by a cosmetic dentist to enhance your smile.