Preventative Dentistry- Why Everyone Needs It

If you could save yourself time and money, would you choose to do so? Indeed you would! In like manner, preventative dentistry offers such conveniences. In spite of this truth however, many people take little interest in preventative dentistry. Consequently, they face mounting dental issues that could easily have been avoided.

What It Prevents

Thus, Rancho Dental is proud to help educate the public about how routine dental care can save both your teeth and peace of mind! As a result of their keen eye, dentists are often the first to detect such dangerous health issues as oral cancer and AIDS. Further, untreated gum issues have been linked to Diabetes and heart disease. As you can see, having a check-up twice a year really can save you time and money…not to mention giving you peace of mind.

What to Expect at Your Visit

To begin, a detailed, meticulous dental exam is performed where all areas of the mouth are checked. On your visit you will meet many members of our team. Thus you will see Rancho Dental is comprised of Dr. Perry & Dr. Dan, experienced dental assistants, and expert dental hygienists. isit “Meet the Team” on our website to learn more about our staff.

Digital X-rays: give us unparalleled diagnostic information with up to 70% less radiation.

Panoramic X-rays: (digital) This specialized machine shows the upper and lower jaws on one large film. This film allows us to gauge bone levels, evaluate wisdom teeth and check for growths or abnormalities of the jaw bones.

Cephalometric X-rays: (digital) allows us to evaluate the face in profile which can give us insights into growth and development of the face.

Comprehensive Exam: Your dentist determines what x-rays are appropriate, then reviews the digital films. He then does a thorough exam, evaluating the following:

  • Gums and Bone Support
  • Teeth: decay, structurally compromised restorations, dental abscesses
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Bite and Wear Analysis
  • Esthetic Evaluation

Next, all findings and treatment options are discussed. Following this, the final treatment plan is determined by both the patient and their dentist.

Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride increases a tooth’s ability to fight off decay. Fluoride can be administered in the office as a rinse or as a varnish. It can also be applied at home. We’ll develop a program that fits your needs.

Cari Free Rinse: A daily at home rinse that has shown to be effective at decreasing decay rates by changing the make-up of, the oral bio film. A meter can be used that helps determine a patient’s susceptibility to cavities.

Do Your Part at Home

In particular, your dentist will stress the importance of a good oral care routine at home. This includes brushing and flossing. Certainly, brushing after you eat is very helpful in clearing away bacteria and food particles. However, flossing is the most important. Unlike a tooth brush, floss is able to go beneath the gums and thus remove bacteria. This prevents swelling of the gums.

Your Teeth Will Thank You

No matter one’s age or dental condition, preventative dentistry is a must. So, before you decide to skip your next preventative dental appointment, think twice about the benefits it offers to you!