“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is how the saying goes – and it can be applied to just about every aspect in life, including your oral health. To prevent running out of gas, you fill up your tank. To prevent gaining too much weight, you eat a healthy diet. Now, how are you preventing oral health issues? If you cannot give a great answer, it is time to step up your game with preventative dental care. There are specific reasons that the American Dental Association recommends that every person visit the dentist at least once a year, but ideally twice a year. At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Suwanee, we are a comprehensive dental care practice that strives to help our patients achieve the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.
Visiting the dentist is essential in keeping your oral health care in check. At a routine dental checkup, your teeth will be thoroughly and professionally cleaned to remove any built up plaque and tartar. A thorough examination will also be done to check the entire mouth for any signs of concern: oral cancer, cavities, decay, and gum disease. One of the latest developments in dental technology is the use of a laser for early cavity detection. DIAGNOdent lasers are small lasers that can be used to evaluate the health of the tooth from the inside out. Because decay typically begins deep inside a tooth’s enamel, it can go undetected for months or even years before it becomes obvious. However, with early detection, decay can be treated in order to prevent it from developing into a cavity or other oral health care issue. This is one of the greatest dental achievements in the last few years because it has saved many teeth before a severe issue ever arises.
Preventative dental care goes a long way in dental care – but only if you take the means to ensure that you are doing your part. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis allows for a person’s mouth to remain as healthy as possible. With the addition of early cavity detection, optimal oral health is easier to achieve than ever. Contact Family & Cosmetic Dental Care today to schedule your appointment with our comprehensive dental practice. We look forward to serving you.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
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