What is Preventative Dental Care?
Prevention is key when it comes to taking care of your smile. If small problems are left untreated, they can become worse and require more invasive treatment. Fortunately, preventative care is available to improve the state of your smile and maintain the health of your mouth. Preventative care can include in-office options such as cleanings, exams, sealants and fluoride treatments.
Why would you need Preventative Dental Care?
Every patient needs routine preventative care to keep their teeth in good shape. It’s recommended that children first start seeing the dentist when their first baby teeth begin to come up through the gums. From that point on, it’s important for patients to see the dentist once every six months. Six month appointments allow us to check for changes and provide treatment when and if it’s needed.
What makes you a good candidate for Preventative Dental Care?
Virtually everyone is a good candidate for preventative care. Your level of care will be personalized to your own oral health needs. For example, smaller children will need different preventative care than someone who is older or has oral health conditions like periodontal disease. Our goal here at Family Dental of Fairfax City is to provide you high-quality preventative options that are geared to helping you retain a healthy, full smile.
What can you expect with routine Preventative Dental Care?
We welcome you and your family into our office for a calm, no-rush preventative care visit. We can begin by offering you a dental cleaning that is performed by a licensed hygienist. The cleaning helps to remove buildup from your teeth and check the health of your gums. From there, Dr. Dary will come into the room and perform an examination which can check for signs of decay, oral cancer and loose restorations. At every point in your visit, you can expect courteous and friendly care. We provide Netflix in every room, making your visit with us even more comfortable for the whole family.
If you’re in need of routine preventative dental care or want to know about your options, call our office today and our staff members can further assist you.