The importance of preventive dentistry

Updated: Jun 21, 2018

Preventive dentistry, or general dentistry, is one of the most important types of dentistry here at PS Dental Care. This is because it helps maintain the overall health of your teeth, gums and other oral tissues. General dentistry helps find problems before they become serious, helps keep your teeth clean. Your dentist in Soho can even detect oral cancer or other problems using dental technology that can identify any cancer.


As a general rule, we recommend you should see your dentist in Soho twice a year. These visits will normally include cleaning, an examination of oral tissues to detect lesions, lumps or other abnormalities and an evaluation of the health of your gums.


About once a year, our experienced general dentistry staff can also provide fluoride treatments to keep your teeth strong. We will also take x-rays periodically, based on a regular schedule and on your personal needs and history.


If decay is detected during your dental check-up, you might require dental fillings or dental crowns. You may also need treatment for gum disease. If this is diagnosed early, treatment will be relatively simple and non-invasive. Your dentist in Soho will also offer options for treatments of extreme sensitivity, damaged teeth, abnormal oral tissues, or other problems detected during your routine check-up.


Maintaining your oral hygiene


Dental visits are usually routine and simple, especially if you make sure to take proper care of your teeth and gums. Practising proper oral hygiene will go a long way toward keeping your teeth, gums and mouth healthy for years to come.


The basics of good oral hygiene include brushing your teeth regularly, preferably after each meal, as well as flossing daily. Using a soft to medium toothbrush will also help to prevent damage to tooth enamel.


Children should also see their dentist in Soho regularly to maintain the health of their deciduous teeth, known as baby teeth. The health of the baby teeth will help ensure that the permanent teeth will also be healthy and will come in straight and properly positioned.


To learn more, give PS Dental Care a call to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Soho.

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