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Preventive Dentistry

Dr Geeta and her staff at Ardenwood Dentistry are concerned about your health! Good oral health care plays a big part in good overall health. With preventive services such as regular dental exams, dental cleanings, fluoridation, sealants, good home care and patient education, you and your family are on your way to a lifetime of good oral health.

Good oral health is vital to overall good health.鯵r commitment to an excellent home care regimen combined with regular visits to Dr. Geeta can ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.鴠has been estimated that preventive dentistry can add ten years to a person଩fespan!


Brushing:

A good home care program is one of the best ways to ensure healthy teeth and gums. It consists of brushing upon rising, before going to bed and after every meal and flossing every day.⥧ular visits to Dr. Geeta for check ups and cleanings are also an important aspect of maintaining optimal oral health.ﰾ

  • Proper brushing and flossing are two ways you can make sure you are doing what you can to protect your mouth.

Proper brushing consists of about three to five minutes of concentrated brushing.稩le a quick brush may make your mouth feel fresh, it will do very little to remove the plaque that develops during the course of the day.ᠧood brushing - aimed at plaque removal - covers all areas of the teeth; inside, outside on the biting surfaces and along the gum line.峥 of a soft, round-bristled toothbrush is best because it doesn't scrub away the enamel on your teeth or irritate your gums.㯦t bristled brushes also clean more effectively below the gum line. 壡use bacterial colonies (plaque) reform every twelve hours, brushing at least twice a day is very important in order to prevent gum disease.שthout good oral hygiene, calculus or tartar may begin to form on your teeth.㡬culus is a calcified colony of plaque bacteria which can be quite damaging to your gum tissues.ﮣe calculus has formed on the teeth only your dentist or hygienist can remove it.





Flossing:

Why be concerned about plaque and calculus?

They are the leading causes of periodontal disease - a disease that threatens loss of your teeth as well as a decline in your overall health.⥣ause one of the most difficult areas from which to remove plaque is in between the teeth - brushing alone is not enough.鯵 must also floss at least once daily as an important part of your home care.ଡque can turn into calculus quickly so it is very important implement a regular regimen that includes flossing in order to maintain healthy teeth and gums.稥n flossing use a gentle sawing motions to work the floss between the teeth.稥n you reach the gum line curve the floss against the wall of the tooth and rub up and down to remove the plaque. If you have not been flossing regularly tenderness and bleeding after flossing the first several times is normal.硲m saltwater rinses will help to relieve this tenderness.⬥eding and tender gums are an indication of gum disease.栴hese symptoms persist after one week of daily flossing be sure to contact Dr. Geeta for proper treatment.





Fluoride:

Fluoride is a nutrient which our bodies need for growth and development.请ever, it also helps to reduce the incidence of tooth decay and is effective in decreasing tooth sensitivity.馠fluoride is taken internally during childhood when teeth are being formed, it is incorporated throughout the enamel of the teeth helping to make them less prone to decay.ﮣe teeth are erupted into the mouth fluoride taken internally has little effect on the structure of the tooth.毲 that reason use of fluoridated toothpastes and/or mouth rinses are recommended.䨥 fluoride works with your saliva on the enamel of the teeth helping to re-mineralize the enamel and fight decay. Dr. Geeta may recommend fluoride in a stronger form for patients with high rates of tooth decay, extensive dental work, or sensitive teeth.


Bad Breath :

Nothing ruins a good first impression more quickly than bad breath.領entimes you donॶen realize that you have a problem until someone tells you.鴠is an embarrassing problem that can signal an underlying dental problem.�t people think that using a mouthwash will solve their problem.祮erally, mouthwashes will fresh your breath for a very short time.�th rinses containing alcohol may actually make your breath worse because they dry your mouth.鮠the majority of cases bad breath is caused by the presence of bacteria on the teeth, tongue and soft tissues of the mouth, throat, and sinuses.ಯper dental home care including regular brushing and flossing will usually help remedy the problem.馠your gums bleed when you brush or floss it could be an indication of gum disease.

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Sensitive teeth:

Do you sometimes experience discomfort if you eat or drink hot or cold foods?稥n you inhale cold air do your teeth ache?䨯se symptoms may indicate a dental problem.㨡re your concerns with Dr. Geeta and let her determine whether or not you have a dental problem.鮠many cases she can recommend treatment to reduce tooth sensitivity.


Sealants:

An important part of maintaining a healthy mouth is preventing tooth decay.㥡lants can help you do that by offering major protection against cavities.ᠳealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.鴠made of plastic resin, the sealant bonds to grooves of the teeth and acts as a barrier which protects the tooth's enamel from plaque and acids.䨯rough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth but toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the deep grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food.㥡lants are easily applied and may be recommended as part of you or your child௶erall treatment plan.





Mouth guards :

Dental injuries are the most common type of oro-facial injury sustained during participation in sports.䨥 use of custom-fitted mouth guards can significantly reduce the number and severity of those injuries.䨥y reduce the possibility of concussion significantly.鮠fact, the American Dental Association estimates that more than 200,000 oral injuries are prevented annually in the United States through use of sports mouth-guards.䥮tal injuries can be significantly reduced if children, teenagers, and adults wear custom fabricated mouth-guards while involved in such sports activities. Remember �th-guards aren't just for kids. Weekend athlete's need as much protection from oral injuries as their younger counterparts!


Make Healthy Choices :

Smile-friendly foods are naturally high in nutrients and low in sugar.㯭e foods good for your dental health are milk, eggs, yogurt, peanuts and cheese.�k acts as an acid inhibitor when combined with starches like those found in cereal.ﴨer snacks that are good for your smile include meat, seafood, hard-boiled eggs, raw vegetables, plain popcorn, seeds and nuts.毯ds which are devastating for your smile are high in sugar and lacking in nutritional value.帡mples include: soft drinks, ice cream, raisins, dried fruits, sweetened juices, chocolate, candies, gum, jellies and other beverages high in sugars.쩭iting your intake of these foods whenever possible will help preserve your healthy smile.鮠general, common sense should prevail!塴 sensibly, brush and floss your teeth daily, and visit Dr. Geeta to ensure your smile remains healthy and beautiful.

Preventive dentistry is the approach that we at Ardenwood Dentistry undertake to better improve your oral health. This approach will allow us to aim to prevent the damaging effects of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health diseases.

Preventive Dental Care as a concept is the way in which the dentists in conjunction with the hygienists will undertake a comprehensive examination of your oral health. We will take this approach in two forms. Firstly a detailed dental examination can reveal the early stages of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health diseases which can be resolved effectively. This is complimented by routine hygienistඩsits to maintain good oral hygiene. Secondly, at Ardenwood Dentistry, we aim to develop the patients own home based oral hygiene regime.

Dr. Geeta encourages all our patients to have routine dental and hygienist examinations. Preventive dentistry and good oral health is a partnership between us at Ardenwood Dentistry and you the patient.


Remember, ೭ile is for life೯ protect it. Any questions, contact Dr. Geeta.


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