Preventive Dentistry at Crossroads Family Dental
Wearing your seatbelt before you drive or even your sweater when it’s cold are simple ways we practice prevention on a daily basis. By brushing and flossing regularly and coming in twice a year for your regular checkup, taking small preventive steps in your dental hygiene add up to significant improvements in your oral and overall health. Give us a call at (405) 631-0322 to schedule your six month cleaning and exam at Crossroads Family Dental in Oklahoma City.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry treats small dental issues before they become a large (or costly!) dental problem. As your local family dentist in Oklahoma City, Crossroads Family Dental is committed to reducing and preventing dental issues such as cavities, tooth decay and gum disease by encouraging quality preventive dental care through the following methods:
- Six month cleanings and comprehensive dental exams
- Patient education to encourage healthy brushing and flossing
- Cavity detection and treatment with dental fillings or sealants
- Monitoring of your oral health to predict or plan for changes
- Maintaining dental health to reduce or prevent risks for certain dental issues
By taking a proactive approach to your dental care, we encourage that our patients feel healthier and more confident in their smiles when less restorative dental work is needed. Your smile should last a lifetime. At your local dentist in Oklahoma City we work hard to provide you and your family with gentle dental care to support a future of healthy and happy smiles.
Understanding Gum Disease
Gum disease, or gingivitis, affects more than half of adults in America today. If left untreated, what starts as a funny feeling in your mouth can lead to gums that bleed when brushing or begin to recede from the teeth.
Gum Disease Treatment
Oftentime, patients only notice problem with their oral health when tooth decay, inflammation and even tooth loss occur. If gum disease progresses into periodontitis, a process known as scaling and root planing is used to remove harmful bacteria trapped below the gums and restore the health of your gums and teeth. To best prevent or reduce symptoms of gum disease, practice a good dental hygiene routine at home and schedule your six month checkups.
What To Expect At Your Six Month Appointment
At your appointment our team will keep you informed about your dental health with a comprehensive dental exam and gentle dental cleaning. Using state of the art tools and treatment methods, our team is able to remove even the tough-to-reach plaque, bacteria and buildup of calculus or tartar that forms around the teeth over time. If we discover signs of a root canal or cavity, we are able to practice conservative treatments such as dental crowns or fillings to protect and restore your smile comfortably. No matter what your dental needs may be, our team is committed to practicing quality dental care and keeping you informed and confident about your treatments every step of the way.
Benefits of Preventive Dentistry
Your six month cleanings have a large impact on your dental health, even if you only see your dentist twice a year. When you make a visit to your dentist near you, you can look forward to the following benefits of preventive care:
- Discover, predict or prevent changes in your dental health
- Have the opportunity to discuss your dental concerns with your dentist
- Receive long-lasting dental care using advanced dental technology
- Remain informed and in control of your dental treatment options
- Support a healthier mouth and smile for years to come
Your Family Dentist in Oklahoma City
One of the best reasons to visit the dentist every six months is to have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships and ask questions about your dental health. By remaining informed about your dental health and feeling confident about your treatment options, our team at Crossroads Family Dental strives to provide the best dental experience for you and your family. Give us a call at (405) 631-0322 to schedule your appointment!