Preventive Care Specialist

Smile Country Dental

Dentistry located in Santa Rosa, CA & Napa, CA

While treating dental conditions as they happen is an important part of dentistry, much pain, money, and time can be saved by practicing preventative care. The team at Smile Country Dental in Santa Rosa and Napa, California, helps their patients maintain their oral health by emphasizing preventative care. To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with Smile Country Dental today.

Preventative Care Q & A

What is preventative care?

Much attention is placed on in-depth dental treatments such as dentures, orthodontics, dental implants, and more. While these treatments are all important, they often serve to treat a problem after it has occurred.

Preventative care focuses on maintaining the health of your mouth throughout your lifetime to prevent many of these more serious conditions from occurring. 

Preventative care encompasses a wide range of practices and treatments, some of which can be done at home and some of which are performed by a dental professional.

The team at Smile Country Dental will work with you to create a comprehensive preventative care plan for you, helping you to maintain a happy smile for years to come.

What are common preventative care treatments?

Brushing and flossing

Perhaps the most basic and important form of preventative oral care is regular brushing and flossing as recommended by the team at Smile Country Dental. Regular brushing and flossing, performed properly, can help to prevent the build-up of disease-causing plaque. 

Oral exam

The oral exam is another integral part of any preventative care plan. During the exam, the team at Smile Country Dental checks the health of your gums and teeth and makes sure that you do not have any oral diseases or conditions. Regular oral exams are important to track the health of your mouth over time. 

Sealant

Dental sealants are an effective way to protect the health of your child’s teeth. A sealant is a plastic-like material that is applied to the grooves of a tooth in order to protect it from decaying. Adults can get them as well.

Fluoride

When applied to your teeth, fluoride can prevent or stop decay from happening, helping to ensure the long term health of your teeth. 

What can I expect at my appointment?

The team at Smile Country Dental works with you to create an individualized plan of care based on the current state of your oral health. They focus on building lifelong relationships, helping to manage your oral health for years to come. 

To learn more about preventative care and what you can do to protect your oral health throughout your lifetime, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Smile Country Dental.