What is Preventive Dental Care?

Preventive dental care is all of things we do to take care of our mouths. That includes brushing, flossing, making the right nutritional choices and of course, visiting your dentist regularly.

Why is preventive dental care important?

You know the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Nowhere is it more applicable than concerning your teeth and gums. Yes, brushing and flossing are important. And we all know that making the right nutritional decisions by consuming a diet low in sugar and refined carbohydrates will make your whole body feel good. But visiting the dentist is an important part of your health.

Dental@888 offers these preventive dental care services:

Adult & Child Dental Cleaning

It is recommended that everyone, adult or child have their teeth checked and cleaned every six months. Over time plague and tartar can accumulate on and around your teeth and under your gums.

Fluoride

The widespread use of fluoride over the years has greatly reduced the amount of cavities people get in the U.S. Today, the regular use of fluoride in the local water supply, as well as in toothpastes and mouth rinses is highly recommended as part of one’s oral hygiene regimen. At the end of every cleaning appointment our patients, child and adult get fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay.
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Intraoral camera w/advanced cavity detection mode

In addition to x-rays, digital intra-oral pictures are very helpful in allowing people to “see what we see”. It is the latest in dental technology. Seeing these very clear images makes it much easier for a patient to understand what we are talking about and what the condition of their mouth or teeth is.
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To schedule a dental cleaning in Seattle, call us today at 206.397.4440