Preventive dentistry sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles. And your Apex dentist can provide treatment for your entire family.
Why Preventive Dentistry Is Crucial
The American Dental Association and your Apex dentist recommend preventive exams and teeth cleanings approximately every six months. This schedule has been shown to reduce oral health conditions like cavities, gingivitis, oral infections, and periodontal disease.
Regular dental exams include periodontal checks, a comparison of any oral health changes between visits, oral cancer screenings, and periodic x-rays to catch dental health issues early.
Your professional teeth cleaning gets rid of tartar and bacteria—hard to reach and stubborn debris that your toothbrush misses; the very ingredients that promote oral health conditions and even systemic health issues.
Of course, dentistry is a collaboration between dentist and patient. For your part, your dentist suggests brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times every day. We may also provide tips on nutrition and more customized dental visits and at-home routines if you are diagnosed with a specific dental health condition.
Our Preventive Dentistry Services
We offer age-appropriate dentistry for children—meaning we add services over time. For example, checkups graduate to checkups with teeth cleanings. Your dentist may also recommend dental sealants or fluoride treatments to strengthen your child’s teeth against cavities.
For older adults, our services include everything from exams to periodontal treatment in Apex—and everything in between.
Contact Us for Preventive Dentistry in Apex
We love welcoming individuals and families into our dental practice. If you’re looking for dentistry for yourself—or yourself and your family—get in touch with a team member today. We are also available if you have any questions about our services.