Preventative dentistry is a term many patients recognize as the most effective way to take care of their mouth, teeth and gums. Regular dental visits and cleanings allow you the opportunity to treat dental disease before it starts or to catch it early enough so it remains treatable rather than an extensive problem. Keeping our patients cavity free through prevention is far more satisfying for both patients and doctors than treating dental disease!
Your dentist will examine your teeth for cavities and cracks, evaluate the health of your gums, provide an oral cancer screening exam and evaluate your jaw joint to make sure it is functioning properly. Your dentist and dental hygienist are constantly looking for ways to teach you to brush and floss more effectively or to change your routines so that you are able to minimize your risk of cavities, oral cancer and gum disease. Nutritional recommendations are also frequently made so that your dentist can assist you in preventing cavities. Early detection saves you time in the dental chair, affords you the opportunity to have painless dentistry and is much kinder to your checkbook! We are committed to helping you to have a disease free mouth and want to work with you so that you have the opportunity to smile proudly for many years to come. Prevention is truly the best medicine!
For more information on how Hogan Family Dental can help you with early detection, call or contact us today!