Dr. Taryn W.:
We really make an effort to educate patients on whether it's their habits, what they're drinking and eating that are causing their cavities, different things that might cause their teeth to break down. We want them to understand and be part of the process for fixing their issues. Instead of just filling them, we want them to understand how to prevent it in the future.
If the decay is already there, we can do fillings, crowns. It depends on the situation, but we want the patient to understand that it's normal. People get cavities, there's no judgment involved there, but that we can fix the problem and move forward and get them on the right track.
Cavity-causing bacteria are ready to eat away at your enamel at the first opportunity. You can keep your mouth healthy, however, by making tooth decay prevention a part of your regular routine.
Decay prevention is a key part of the preventive dentistry we provide at our Edgewood, KY dentist office. We’ll help you:
- Protect your smile
- Stop cavities before they start
- Avoid tooth infections
- Keep your mouth healthy and clean
Good oral health is a team effort. Brushing and flossing aren’t enough to prevent all tooth decay. You also need routine dental checkups. Get them at Edgewood Dental Care – just call 859-474-7830 to make an appointment.
Preserve Your Healthy Smile
Your daily oral hygiene routine does remove bacteria and plaque, but few people follow the American Dental Association’s recommendations to the letter. That means brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time and scrubbing your teeth on all sides. It also means flossing every single day.
Professional dental care is your backup for those times when you didn’t brush and floss as well as or as often as you should. By visiting us, you can take advantage of these services:
- Dental Cleanings and Exams – You’ll feel confident that plaque and tartar have been removed after a cleaning by our dental professionals. If decay has already started, we’ll let you know so you can take care of it right away.
- Fluoride Treatments – Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to decay. This mineral also repairs minor damage before a cavity can form. In addition to fluoride varnish in our office, we also may recommend concentrated fluoride toothpastes, such as Fluoridex and Prevident, that you may need to use daily to fight plaque.
- Nutritional Counseling – The foods you eat can increase your risk of cavities. We will be happy to answer your questions about a smile-friendly diet.
- Oral-B Triumph Toothbrushes – This “smart” toothbrush can help you brush correctly. Its LCD screen can alert you when it’s time to switch to a different part of your mouth.
Take Control of Your Teeth
More than 90 percent of Americans will develop a cavity during their lives. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can stop dental problems from happening. Our top-notch professionals are here to help you with a range of services and advice.
At Edgewood Dental Care, we have decades of experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and comfort options to make your visits pleasant and even spa-like. Schedule an appointment for tooth decay prevention in Edgewood, KY today. Call us now at 859-474-7830.