Your oral health depends on your oral hygiene. This means you need to take great care of your teeth and gums! Over the last two decades, preventive dentistry has become very important because of the links seen between a healthy smile and a long, healthy life.
Dr. Engelhardt, Dr. Slootmaker, and Dr. Ralston understand that many people believe they can skip their routine cleanings and checkups every six months because of fear or because they think cleaning their teeth each day is enough to keep their smile in tip-top shape. Little do they know, avoiding their dental visits can actually lead to worse oral health problems. If you want to avoid coming to the dental office with dental issues, you need to attend your routine preventive visits. Otherwise you may have to deal with serious and dangerous dental problems, like tooth decay and gum disease, that will only be more expensive and time consuming as well as make you come to Engelhardt & Associates more frequently.
Both children and adults can benefit from preventive dental care, and the sooner you start taking advantage of the treatment, the better it is for your smile.
Children should visit the dentist for preventive treatments starting around 3 years of age. The regular visits can help prevent cavities, alignment issues, and gum disease. It can also help them become familiar with our dental office, team, and care.
When it comes to adults, it’s exactly same. Our preventive care helps adults avoid tooth decay and gum disease, which reduces your chances of losing your teeth.
If you are missing teeth, preventive care helps detect oral cancer, sores from dentures, and any other issues related to your natural teeth shifting into the spaces of your mouth.
Some of the most common treatments we provide include a dental cleaning, fluoride, orthodontics, nutrition and diet guidance, dental crowns, onlays, general at-home care instructions, as well as:
If you have any questions or if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment regarding preventive dentistry, please call us at 970-484-4890. We look forward to helping you!