Help prevent your oral health from deteriorating!
What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is the best form of treatment. The purpose of preventive dentistry is to help patients of all ages avoid any type of dental disease or condition that may be detrimental to the overall oral health. Learning and practicing preventative dentistry should begin in the early stages of life; possibly even as early as infancy before the teeth even break through the gums.
Preventive dentistry is also useful when it comes to diagnosing dental disease, such as periodontal disease, in its early stages before irreversible damage is done. Dr. Hall knows the importance of this type of dentistry and works with his patients to help each of them maintain healthy teeth and gums through exams, procedures and education.
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At home maintenance
It is imperative that you practice at home dental care. This includes brushing teeth in the morning and at night as well as flossing once a day. An established routine removes any leftover food caught in teeth and reduces the amount of bacteria present in your mouth. This reduces the risk of plaque build-up which can lead to decay in teeth and gum disease.
Dental check ups
Alongside at home maintenance, it is crucial to have a professional dental check up every 6 months to check for irregularities, cavities, or even serious problems like periodontal disease or cancer. We are also able to professionally clean teeth at this time, removing any plaque that may have built up over that time. Commonly practiced preventive procedures usually include teeth cleanings, deep scale cleanings, and exams to look for tooth decay and gum disease so that they can be diagnosed before they advance to a worsened state.
One of the best things you can do to prevent decay and problems with your teeth is maintain a healthy diet. Foods and drinks which are high in sugar are linked to decay. The bacterium in your mouth reacts with these sugars turning them into acids which erode teeth enamel forming decay. We recommend a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and including dairy products. Crunchy fruits and vegetables can also help keep teeth clean in between brushing and dairy products help keep teeth healthy and strong.
Maintain your oral health and your smile!
Are you due for a tooth cleaning? Do you want to be able to enjoy knowing that your teeth, gums, and your entire mouth are clean and bacteria free? Are you looking for trusted preventive dentistry in Colorado Springs?
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Schedule your complimentary consultation, or book an appointment with Dr. Hall for your next teeth cleaning and preventative exams in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Simply contact us by calling our Colorado Springs office at (719) 481-8250 to schedule an appointment