Dentistry focuses on treating oral concerns and giving you a beautiful-looking smile, but it also addresses dental conditions before they develop into more severe health issues.
The precautionary procedures known as preventive medicine can protect your oral tissues and help you avoid pain and discomfort as well as additional expenses.
Popular Preventive Dental Methods
Oral cleaning is a minimally invasive preventive method aimed at removing plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth and root surfaces. It significantly reduces the risk of developing cavities and gum disease by removing harmful microbes from the mouth.
For this preventive procedure, we use an ultrasonic scaling appliance. It has a stainless steel scaling tip that vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies and easily removes tartar deposits which are then washed away using a water jet.
Fluoride is a mineral that increases the resistance of your teeth to decay from oral bacteria, preventing cavities caused by acid production.
Through specialized procedures using a topical gel, we can replace the eroded or demineralized tooth enamel with fluoride molecules. Fluoride treatment is simple and quick and provides excellent results.
Oral cancer is a severe oral condition that affects millions of people. It is mainly caused by smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco.
Diagnosing oral cancer in its early stages can significantly increase the chances of getting appropriate treatment and curing the disease. Our preventive dental procedures for oral cancer screening include the use of advanced intraoral cameras, VELscope, and CDx, as well as required treatment plans.
Sealants are a protective coating used for preventing tooth decay by closing off recesses and fissures on teeth. These grooves can house thousands of microbes that can cause tooth decay and cavities.
Dental sealants are one of the best preventive measures for cavities and can be customized to match the exact color of the enamel. They offer excellent durability and longevity as well.
Routine consultations are essential for keeping your oral health in check and ideal for preventing the development of severe dental issues. Dentists recommend that you come in for a check-up once every six months.
During a routine consultation, the dentist conducts a comprehensive screening of the mouth to check for possible oral concerns and recommends the appropriate treatment.
Please reach out to Table Mountain Dental in Arvada, CO, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (720) 749-2711 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.