The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that each individual brush and floss their teeth twice a day to remain optimal oral health and wellness. Unfortunately, few people take care of their smiles the way they should.
When people eat and drink, a sticky substance called plaque is left behind on the teeth. This plaque is a thin film of bacteria that slowly wears through dental enamel and gets trapped in the gums, causing cavities and infections. If plaque is not removed, it can lead to serious health problems.
To prevent the buildup of plaque, the ADA suggests everyone visit a dentist twice a year for preventive treatments.
At Fox Creek Family Dental, we want to help our patients maintain healthy smiles. To do so, we offer preventive dental treatments that are customized to suit your needs.
Preventive dentistry is treatment focused on cleaning and protecting the teeth from decay and other health problems. This is done through biannual cleanings and exams combined with regular oral x-rays.
During a dental exam, our dentist uses tools like lights and picks to identify weak areas in the teeth and spots that have become damaged. During a cleaning, our dentist will remove the plaque that builds up in and around the teeth.
Preventive dentistry is designed to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds. It is recommended that you begin seeing a dentist for this type of treatment as soon as possible. However, even if you haven’t seen a professional in years, it is still a good idea to schedule an appointment for a cleaning and exam.
It is better to be proactive than reactive. If you are interested in receiving preventive dental care, call us today at Fox Creek Family Dental. We can arrange an appointment at your convenience and help you and your loved ones get and maintain the healthy smile you deserve. We can also show you proper brushing and flossing techniques, so you remove more plaque at home and use more effective products.
Our dental clinic has various locations for your convenience: Longmont, Loveland, Westminster, Broomfield & Thornton.