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At Roberts & Hall, we can help you to improve your oral health and overall health with preventive dentistry. Total care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular checkups – at least once every six months – and continues with home oral health routines to ensure proper oral hygiene and functionality.
The advantages of healthy teeth and gums should never be underestimated. A beautiful smile is priceless:
- It gives you confidence
- It shows the world who you are
- It improves your self-esteem
- It contributes to your overall well-being
The importance of preventive dentistry
Two of the main causes of tooth loss are decay (dental infection) and gum disease. Preventive dentistry can help you deal with these two problems in order to get your mouth into good condition, and then work on a “maintenance plan” to help you keep it that way.
The first step to a healthy beautiful smile is the oral exam. Our team of dental hygienists and Dr. Roberts or Dr. Hall will check your teeth, jaws and gums and talk to you about the techniques we can use to prevent any oral problem.
- In the case of tartar and plaque found beneath the gum line, the dental hygienist will scale and polish your teeth. This means that the tartar or plaque is removed from the crown and root of the tooth and the root of the tooth is polished to make it harder for bacteria to colonize.
- The hygienist or dentist will also teach you how to correctly brush and clean your teeth using floss or inter-dental brushes to remove the plaque.
- You will be advised to which oral care products are best for your dental needs.
- For teeth with deep fissures the dentist or dental hygienist may recommend a simple treatment procedure called a dental sealant, which will help to prevent decay of the teeth.
- If you are an athlete or a casual sports participant, you should wear a sport guard to protect your teeth.
- Another preventive technique your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend is using fluoride to strengthen the teeth.
Although a lot of people come to the dentist to help them manage their oral health, the majority of the work needs to be done at home. A regular and good oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing is mandatory to prevent tooth decay. We recommend you to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, use inter-dental brushes or floss to clean the space between the teeth, and use a mouthwash which contains antibacterial ingredients.