Preventing Dental Issues Before They Begin
At Aesthetic Dental Associates, we’re dedicated to providing you with the tools and resources you need to maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems from occurring. Our team is dedicated to offering personalized and compassionate care to each patient.
With our range of preventive dentistry services, we’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We believe that prevention is the key to oral health, and we’re excited to work with you to achieve that goal.
What Is Preventive Care?
Preventive care is a type of dental care that involves maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems before they become more severe. This care includes regular dental checkups, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral cancer screenings. By receiving preventive care, patients can identify any potential dental issues early on and take necessary steps to prevent them from worsening.
The Benefits of Preventive Care
There are many benefits to receiving preventive care from Dr. Johnson in Seattle, WA. Some of these benefits include:
Early detection of dental problems: With regular checkups and cleanings, Dr. Johnson can identify any potential dental problems early on, such as cavities or gum disease. This allows for quicker and less invasive treatment options.
Reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease: By practicing good oral hygiene habits and receiving regular preventive care, patients can reduce their risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Improved overall health: Studies have shown that poor oral health can contribute to other health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. By maintaining good oral health through preventive care, patients can improve their overall health and well-being.
Cost savings: By preventing dental problems before they become more severe, patients can save money on more costly and invasive treatments down the line.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common condition that affects many adults. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious oral health problems, including tooth loss. At Aesthetic Dental Associates, we offer gum disease treatment to help our patients maintain healthy gums and teeth. Our team uses the latest techniques and technologies to provide effective and comfortable treatment for gum disease.
Regular dental cleanings are an essential part of preventive dental care. During a dental cleaning, our hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. We recommend that our patients schedule dental cleanings every six months to maintain optimal oral health.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. At our dental office in Seattle, WA, we offer oral cancer screenings to help our patients detect and treat oral cancer early. Our team uses advanced screening tools and techniques to provide comprehensive and accurate oral cancer screenings.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen your tooth enamel and protect your teeth against decay. At Aesthetic Dental Associates in Seattle, WA, we offer fluoride treatments to help our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our team will work with you to determine whether fluoride treatment is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our dentist recommends that patients receive a dental checkup and cleaning at least twice a year or more frequently if they have specific dental concerns or a history of dental problems.
Many dental insurance plans cover preventive care services, such as dental cleanings and oral cancer screenings. However, it’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage.
Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily, can help maintain good oral health. Additionally, avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Some common signs of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment with our dentist for a gum disease evaluation and treatment.
Yes, fluoride is safe for children when used appropriately. Fluoride treatments can be particularly beneficial for children who may be at higher risk for tooth decay. Our dentist can provide guidance on appropriate fluoride use for children based on their individual needs.
Protect Your Smile with Preventive Dentistry in Seattle, WA
Don’t wait until you’re experiencing dental problems to schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson for preventive care in Seattle, WA. By receiving regular checkups, cleanings, and other preventive care services, you can maintain good oral health and prevent more severe dental issues down the line. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (206) 682-3888 today. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile!
Brushing: Step 1
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.
Brushing: Step 2
Brush gently in a circular motion.
Brushing: Step 3
Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.
Brushing: Step 4
Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.
Flossing: Step 1
Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and the other finger takes it up as the floss is used.
Flossing: Step 2
Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.
Flossing: Step 3
Holding the floss tightly, gently saw it between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.
Flossing: Step 4
Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.