What Does Preventive Dentistry Look Like?
Preventive dentistry refers to dental care that helps you maintain good oral health. This means a combination of regular dental check-ups, regular dental cleaning, and developing good oral hygiene habits at home.
Preventive dental care is vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a happy smile. It allows your dentist to see you regularly, and catch small issues before they become big problems. Without it, patients risk going through more intensive treatment later on.
Dr. Brian J. Fitz and the rest of our team at New Image Dental are committed to helping patients maintain excellent oral health through our preventive dentistry services in Streamwood, IL.
The Differences Between Preventive Dentistry and General Dentistry
Preventive dentistry and general dentistry are similar, but there are some subtle differences. General dentistry revolves around primary dental care for people of all ages. While preventive dentistry is a more advanced way of keeping your teeth healthy by working to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
General dentists provide a variety of services as well as coordinate with other health professionals and specialists to treat specific conditions as they get diagnosed. Preventive dentistry’s main role is to help prevent those conditions from appearing in the first place. Luckily, Dr. Fitz has skill and experience in both general dentistry and preventive dentistry.
How Often Should You See a Dentist?
In nearly all cases, Dr. Fitz will recommend coming in for cleanings and checkups twice a year. However, we may recommend visiting your dentist more frequently depending on your individual oral health needs.
If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with our friendly team. We’ll be happy to help get you back on track and treat any potential issues that arise.
Benefits of Preventive Dentistry
There are many health benefits of preventive dentistry, including:
- Promotes good oral hygiene habits such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing.
- Lowers your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious dental problems.
- Early identification of dental problems can help keep treatment costs down.
- Helps reduce dental problems related to chronic medical conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, some cancers, and more.
Preventative Dentistry at New Image Dental
At New Image Dental, LTD, our team provides quality preventive dentistry services. Using advanced dental technology, we provide a comprehensive experience and make sure our patients are completely comfortable when they visit. Call us at (630) 837-0887 today to make an appointment, or fill out our online contact form.