We Offer Preventive Care in Cherry Creek
What Is Preventive Care?
It’s impossible to underestimate the value of preventive care in preserving your oral health. Keeping your natural teeth intact as long as possible is the goal, and this requires both at-home and professional care. When your teeth and gums remain healthy, you enjoy the greatest opportunity to perform activities like eating, drinking, smiling, and laughing with full confidence and no discomfort.
The qualified and caring professionals at Cherry Creek Family Dental are committed to providing the convenient and affordable preventive care services that help you maintain optimal oral health, preserve your beautiful smile, and avoid serious concerns like gum disease and tooth decay. Our preventive services include regularly scheduled examination, cleaning, and x-rays to inhibit the buildup of tartar and plaque and pinpoint minor issues like cavities or gum infection so that they can be treated immediately to avoid further complications.
With proper preventive care, you have the best chance to maintain oral health. What can you do on your own and how can Cherry Creek Family Dental help?
Proper oral care begins at home with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Ideally, you should perform these crucial tasks after every meal, but they are recommended at least twice daily. The dental professionals at Cherry Creek Family Dental are happy to advise you on the best oral care products, as well as provide refresher courses on proper brushing and flossing techniques for children and adults alike. When was the last time you thought about your brushing technique?
Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining proper oral health. Even with a strict regimen of at-home care, you simply can’t reach the same places dental professionals can, and you don’t have the equipment to see what’s going on inside your teeth and jaws.
Depending on your particular oral health challenges, you may be advised to schedule dental visits annually, biannually, or even more frequently. Each visit will include a thorough examination to look for visible signs of gum disease, tooth decay, or other issues like oral cancer. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss pain, bite issues, cosmetic concerns, or other problems you’d like to address.
Your average dental visit will also include professional cleaning by a qualified dental professional, using tools designed to remove plaque and tartar on teeth, including hard-to-reach areas like the spaces between the teeth and below the gum line that you can’t clean on your own. The process is finished with polishing and flossing to leave your teeth squeaky clean.
You may not receive x-rays every time you visit the dentist. It will depend on how often you visit and whether or not you have risk factors for oral health concerns. Generally, you can expect to receive x-rays annually to check for tooth decay or other issues that may not be apparent through visual examination alone. With the help of the experts at Cherry Creek Family Dental, you’ll receive the preventive care you need to maintain optimal oral health and avoid serious dental concerns.
“Dr.Sewell is great had to have a crown replaced. Office is professional and hygienists are super! I am so glad we found this practice.”
– Amy Forte