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Preventative Dentistry Tips From a New York Dentist

Poor oral health and improper dental care will lead you to over thousands of dollars in restorative dental care. You need preventive dental care to protect you from those exorbitant dental costs and maintain your bright, white smile. Your oral health does more than just give you your smile. Your entire health relies on the state of your teeth and gums. For instance, you can develop heart diseases and diabetes from Periodontal (gum) disease. This is because your mouth is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Thus, you owe it to yourself to get good reliable, professional-quality preventive dental care.

Effective preventive dentistry forms toe corner stone of lifelong oral health, ensuring that you have strong, firm teen and gums throughout your life. It utilizes ongoing and daily hygiene procedures and practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and problems. It combines at-home care with the advice and treatments of a professional dentist at least twice a year.

What is preventative dental care?

Preventive dentistry includes everything from regular professional teeth cleanings, digital x-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments. You need it to fully clean your teeth and remove all the plaque you cannot remove with brushing and flossing alone. A preventive dentist also knows how to find cavities which you might not be able to spot from just a visual inspection. Digital X-ray images lets us find cavities and other lesions long before they have a chance to severely damage your teeth.

Even when your teeth is healthy, good preventive dentistry goes along way. Your dentist can give you fluoride and sealant treatments that work much better than toothpaste. Fluoride strengthens your teeth preventing plaque and tooth decay from forming. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that prevent food from getting stuck between your teeth making them easier to clean.

Besides taking care of your teeth, your preventive dentist also helps you maintain the health of your gums and supporting bone. Your dentist can check for gum problems and offer treatments if you need them, or refer you to a periodontist. Your preventive dentist will then take over your dental care once the specialist cures your problems.

Who benefits from preventive dentistry?

The great thing about preventive dentistry is that everyone benefits from it. It does not matter who you are or what you do. Preventive dentistry allows children to develop strong and healthy new adult teeth while protecting their current teeth. Preventive dentistry also lets aging adults keep their real teeth for much longer than they would on their own.

Preventive Dentistry in Spring Valley

With so much riding on your bright, healthy, beautiful smile, you should at least start your dental care with regular visits to our dental practice. We always make sure that you feel comfortable and welcome. Fell free to ask our dentists any questions you may have concerning your oral health, teeth, and gums every time you come in through our door. We will gladly help you gain a better understanding of your dental health and smile.

Doctor Praff’s preventive dental practice offers everything thing you and your family needs to have bright, healthy smiles that last for years. Any time you need the, we provide the following preventive treatments and procedures at our state-of-the-art Spring Valley dental facilities.

  • Comprehensive exams, including digital x-rays
  • Thorough, professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments to fortify enamel
  • Dental sealants to protect against tooth decay
  • Patient education regarding optimal home care

As an ounce of prevention is worth more than a cure, Dr. Nadav Jacob Praff and his team of dental experts make it their mission to be your trusted partners in keeping your teeth and mouth healthy and free of complex oral health issues.

Protecting and Preserving Your Smile

Dr. Praff is committed to giving each and every patient that full benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why he and his team offers a wide variety of preventive and general dental services for strong, bright, healthy teeth and gums, including dental bonding, root canals, Zoom! Whitening, veneers, scaling, root planning, cleaning, dentures, sealants, crowns and bridges, smile makeovers, and much more. To see the difference for yourself, feel free to contact us to schedule your visit today. We got our own parking lot, so don’t worry about parking!