At Schroeder Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we emphasize the importance of preventive care. Oral health goes beyond making sure your smile is attractive and keeping all your teeth. Many research studies point to an association between oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis and other health complications, including cardiovascular disease and possibly even pancreatic cancer.
By catching issues early on we help patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair. Plus, you can save thousands of dollars by avoiding otherwise unnecessary restorative procedures.
Keep your smile beautiful and healthy. Schedule an appointment with your family dentist in Lexington, KY.
Benefits of Preventive Treatment from an Experienced Dental Team
Coping with and treating serious dental issues can be extremely difficult and costly. Depending on the type and severity of your dental problem, you may experience discomfort and have to undergo lengthy difficult procedures. The best approach is to prevent major dental issues from occurring in the first place is implementing clinically and research-based preventive measures we can avoid and minimize the financial costs or potential discomfort from what could be an unnecessary dental procedure.
Having good oral hygiene is an essential part of ensuring healthy teeth and gums. By establishing good habits, you can increase your chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime and reduce the risk of developing serious dental problems that could result in pain, discomfort and tooth loss.
- Oral Hygiene
- Emergency Dentistry
- Fluoride Treatments
- Dental Sealants
- Mouth Guards
- Oral Cancer Screenings
Preventing Dental Problems
To reduce the risk of developing serious dental problems and to maintain healthy teeth and gums:
Exercise good dental care at home. It is important to exercise good dental hygiene at home every day. You should brush your teeth two times a day (in the morning and at night) with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss once a day in order to ensure the areas between your teeth and gums are kept clean and healthy. Toothbrushes should be changed out every 2-3 months. You can assess the bristles and see if the colored indicator on the bristles have faded away. An electric toothbrush is also a great tool for achieving a clean, healthy mouth.
Follow a healthy diet. The food you eat has a huge impact on your dental health. Foods and drinks high in sugar and carbohydrates increase your risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Foods high in acidity, such as lemons and soda, can erode enamel, the protective layer on your teeth. Eating a healthy diet that is high in fiber and calcium will minimize your risk of developing dental issues and ensure good dental health.
Seek regular care and checkups with your dentist. If you want to prevent and identify potential dental problems early on, attending regular checkups with your dentist is important. It is recommended you visit your dentist routinely according to your dental health. To enjoy healthy mouth, it is recommended that you get a professional cleaning at least twice a year. However, more frequent intervals may be needed for people who have more severe dental health problems. We strongly believe preventing problems from occurring in the first place is the best approach and we strive to make sure every patient feels like a part of our dental family.
To become a part of our dental home and to meet our experienced team, please contact our Lexington dental office to schedule an appointment. Our dentists, Dr. Thad and Dr. Bowen, and everyone at Schroeder Cosmetic and Family Dentistry look forward to meeting you, and you can start your journey to a new smile by calling 859-276-5496.