The Importance of Preventive Dental Care
A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. We find that our patients using an electric toothbrush have fewer cavities and healthier gums. Why? The electric brush like the Sonicare and Oral-B propels toothpaste and bristles in between the teeth in ways manual brushes cannot, they remove plaque better, they stimulate the gum tissue more (great for bloodflow and flushing of toxins from plaque under the gums), and they have a built-in 2 minute timer! You'll also find that most dentists and hygienists use the electric brush, so why wouldn't you want to have what the pros use? We proudly offer Sonicare and Oral-B brushes at a steep discount in our office.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions about preventive dentistry please contact Tilden Dental Group at their downtown Chicago dental practice today!