Preventative dentistry can help in improving the appearance and health of the smile over the years
- Posted on: May 30 2019
Many patients know that they need to visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation with their dental staff. However, many patients are unsure why these preventative dentistry appointments are so important. Dr. Danine Fresch Gray of Clarendon Dental Arts is a dedicated dental provider in the community of Arlington, VA committed to ensuring patients have a smile they can be proud of each and every day!
Why is preventative dentistry important?
Patients who take a proactive approach to their oral health and wellness are often rewarded with the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile. This is because they are doing what they need to to ensure their smile is free from periodontal disease and tooth decay. Cavities and gum disease are the two conditions that can wreak havoc on a smile’s overall health. Both of these conditions are also preventable with proper oral health and wellness services. Instead of reacting to problems that may arise, patients who visit their dentist twice a year for examinations and cleanings will often have a healthier smile than patients who only visit when issues occur.
What are common preventative dentistry treatments?
Preventative dentistry treatments are often those that are performed to ensure the health of the smile and to provide early diagnosis and treatments to issues that do exist. Patients who have an area where a cavity has formed can receive a same day solution such as a filling to address the concern and keep the cavity from getting deeper and larger. Patients who visit their dentist will get thorough cleaning from one of our dental hygienists to remove plaque and tartar that can develop on the surfaces of the teeth and contribute to these concerns. During an examination, issues such as periodontal disease may be spotted and treated with cleanings, scaling and root planing, and antibiotics as needed.
Call Clarendon Dental Arts today to discuss your dental needs
Our practice is equipped with some of the latest technologies and an experienced team of professionals to enhance the smile and allow patients to look and feel their best when laughing, smiling, and speaking with others. Taking a proactive approach to your oral health and wellness will ensure the best possible care with Dr. Danine Fresch Gray. Call the office at (703) 525-5901 to schedule your appointment at our facility at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, VA.
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