Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry services in La Cresenta, CA

The key to excellent dental health is preventive care, which is why Shabani Dental in La Crescenta, California, encourages regular dentist visits. The experienced team offers preventive dentistry to adults and children over 12 so you and your family avoid gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Call Shabani Dental to arrange your preventive dentistry appointment or schedule a consultation online today.

Preventive Dentistry Q&A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry keeps your teeth and gums healthy. You need to see your Shabani Dental dentist every six months if you have healthy teeth and more often if you have dental problems.

Preventive dentistry visits include a thorough exam and cleaning to remove plaque and the bacteria that live in it. However well you brush and floss, you may not be able to remove it all, and in some places, calculus (tartar or hardened plaque) can also build up.

A preventive dentistry exam also checks for signs of gum disease and cavities caused by tooth decay. You may not realize you have these problems — especially early in their development — unless you get checked by a dentist.

Who benefits from preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is good for everyone. Adults benefit from preventive dentistry because it enables them to keep their natural teeth.

Children require preventive dentistry to ensure that they grow healthy teeth. Your dentist might recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants to prevent tooth decay. Shabani Dental has an associate that specializes in children’s teeth.

Why should I engage with preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry’s primary benefit is preventing problems from developing in the future. With expert preventive care, you can avoid the following problems:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Periodontitis
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Enamel loss
  • Tooth loss

Avoiding these conditions prevents dental pain, bad breath, aesthetic issues, difficulty eating, and oral discomfort.

It’s also important to be aware that good oral health benefits your overall well-being. You’re less likely to develop heart disease and diabetes. Pregnant women have a reduced risk of giving birth to underweight babies or having complications during pregnancy. In addition, preventive dentistry could reduce your risk of certain cancers.

Preventive dentistry saves you money as well. If you ignore a dental problem, it’ll worsen, and you may end up requiring extensive dental treatment costing thousands of dollars in the future. Dental insurance plans often entirely cover dental exams and cleanings.

How can I contribute to preventive dentistry?

In addition to visiting Shabani Dental regularly for checkups and cleanings, you can help prevent oral health problems by:

  • Brushing twice daily
  • Flossing every day
  • Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Avoiding sugary beverages and drinking more water

You should also replace your toothbrush when the bristles start fraying, typically every 3-4 months.  

Call Shabani Dental today to learn more about preventive dentistry, or use the online booking form to request a routine exam.