Preventive Treatments in Hartford, CT
Preventive dental care is the key to excellent oral health. It’s easy to take for granted what it means to have healthy teeth when you’re not having any problems. But when something does go wrong, you suddenly realize how much a healthy smile contributes to your overall confidence and even quality of life.
Knowing that your teeth are healthy and look their best goes a long way toward improving your self-confidence and feelings of well-being. You probably don't think about it much, but your teeth support your lips and cheeks and give your face a full, rounded, youthful look. Healthy teeth also allow you to chew the foods you love and communicate clearly with others. Most importantly, though, a beautiful smile conveys warmth and friendliness.
The Dental Exam
Our exams focus on your entire mouth so we can detect problems that may be developing, like cavities, gum disease, and even early signs of oral cancer. If you’re a new patient, we’ll take the opportunity to talk to you to learn more about your dental health priorities and how we can help you achieve your goals in a way that makes sense for you.
The Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings
Even if you’re diligent about your family’s oral hygiene, you still need regular professional dental cleanings to completely remove the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. At JP Dental, we follow the guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA) and recommend that you schedule semi-annual cleanings for you and your family. This timing helps ensure that we catch gum disease in its earliest stages before it does significant damage to your teeth and gums.
We have all the preventive tools necessary to help you, but achieving great oral health also requires a commitment on your part. Obviously, preventive procedures such as exams and professional cleanings are important. But for any dental treatment plan to be effective, you need to do your part by following proper oral hygiene dietary habits at home. During your cleanings, your hygienist will be happy to show you the proper ways to brush and floss so you can be sure you're getting the most out of your daily routine.
Preventive Treatments to Fit Your Needs
In addition to exams and professional cleanings, we can take other steps to make sure your family’s teeth are as healthy as they can be.
Dental sealants are another important preventive tool. When applied to areas of the teeth like the uneven surfaces of molars, they provide protection against decay. Sealants are also appropriate for children to keep their teeth healthy.
During our conversations with you, we may also find that a fluoride application would be appropriate. Fluoride is important for keeping your family's teeth healthy and strong. It’s available through toothpaste and mouth rinses, as well as topical applications in the dental office. Tap water is another convenient source of fluoride.
Please Give Us a Call to Arrange an Appointment
The time to take steps to protect your oral health is sooner rather than later. If it’s time for your next routine checkup, please give us a call!