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Preventive Dentistry

Springs Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Saratoga Springs, NY

Oftentimes, the best dental treatment is to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. The team at Springs Dental in Saratoga Springs, New York, has extensive experience practicing preventive dentistry, helping to keep their patients healthy and happy. Call the office today or use the online booking feature to schedule your first appointment.

Preventive Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

While modern advances in technology have led to exciting new dental procedures, one of the most important areas of dental care remains preventive dentistry. With proper oral care habits and regular professional check-ups, it is possible for you to maintain the health of your teeth, gums, and bones throughout your life.

Preventive dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with routine teeth cleanings and maintenance, including brushing, flossing, professional teeth cleanings, oral cancer screenings, and more. The team at Springs Dental provides expert guidance and care for their patients, helping to ensure that you can maintain a healthy and happy smile for years to come. 

What are common preventive dentistry treatments?

There are several common preventive dentistry treatments, including:

Exams and professional teeth cleaning

It is important for you to get regular dental exams by a professional dentist. This allows your provider to check on the overall health of your teeth and gums and detect any cavities or tooth decay. In addition, regular dental cleaning eliminates harmful plaque, helping to prevent gingivitis or periodontal disease from developing. The team at Springs Dental recommends having two dental check-up appointments per year. 

Oral cancer screenings

Another important aspect of preventive dentistry is oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world. As such, it is important to screen for oral cancer, especially if you notice any discoloration, abnormal spots, or irregular swelling. Speak with the team at Springs Dental to learn more. 

Brushing and flossing

Regular brushing and flossing are still the cornerstones of proper oral care habits, helping to ensure the long term health of your mouth. Springs Dental recommends that you brush for 3-4 minutes twice per day and floss at least once per day for 2-3 minutes.

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry helps to detect and prevent commonly occurring dental conditions such as cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Diagnosing and preventing these conditions can help to maintain the health of your teeth and prevent further damage, saving you time, money, and pain in the long run. 

To learn more about preventive dentistry and how it can help you maintain the health of your mouth for years to come, use the online booking feature or call Springs Dental today to make your first appointment.