Ongoing preventive dental care can help you avoid future oral health problems, including tooth loss and gum disease. Dr. Hada provides the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits by instructing his younger patients in proper brushing and flossing techniques, and provides fluoride treatments and sealants to help children avoid cavities. To protect your general health, our adult dental exams always include an oral cancer screening and testing for periodontal disease.
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Preventive Dentistry for Optimized Oral Health
Preventive dentistry services from our Mission Viejo, CA, dental office can help patients avoid future dental complications by maintaining optimal oral health conditions and identifying any potential problems in their earliest stages. Many patients will postpone their dental visits or even wait until they are in pain or discomfort to make an appointment. By staying current with your regular cleanings and checkups, we can treat cavities or gingivitis and prevent the development of severe problems. Dr. Richard K. Hada typically recommends checkups and cleanings every six months for patients of all ages.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
The primary goal of preventive care is to protect your overall oral health, including your teeth, soft tissues, and functioning of the jaw. Preventive dentistry can include regular cleanings and checkups, periodontal maintenance, sealants and fluoride treatments, as well as proper oral hygiene care at home.
Brushing and flossing daily, combined with eating a healthy diet and avoiding tobacco products, are all preventive measures that you can take to ensure your oral health The American Dental Association advises patients to attend a dental checkup and cleaning twice per year.
Preventive dentistry can save you time and reduce your total dental and overall healthcare costs.
An adult with higher risk factors, such as a smoker, diabetic, heart patient, or someone with a family history of gum disease, may require more frequent visits. Patients who have been diagnosed with gingivitis may need professional cleanings three to four times per year, to prevent the recurrence of gum disease.
Benefits of Preventive Dentistry
Preventive dentistry can save you time and reduce your total dental and overall healthcare costs. In addition to maintaining your regular appointments, practicing proper brushing and flossing habits at home will help you avoid the need for restorative work. such as fillings, crowns, and bridgework.
Regular checkups can also lead to the early diagnosis of oral cancer. As with other forms of the disease, early detection and treatment of oral and pharyngeal cancers are paramount to positive outcomes. Additionally, during your checkups, Dr. Hada can address issues such as TMJ disorder, halitosis, sleep apnea, and snoring.
Recommended for All Ages
Preventive dentistry services can be beneficial for children and adults of all ages. Children as young as three years old can learn to properly brush and floss their teeth, with a parent’s supervision and guidance. As a parent, brushing your child’s teeth regularly during their baby and toddler years, as well as leading by example and caring for your own teeth, can help your child form good oral hygiene habits that can last a lifetime. If you have braces, dentures, implants, or have been diagnosed with gum disease or some other dental problem, you should consult with Dr. Hada for instruction on proper home care and to determine whether you may need more frequent checkups and/or dental cleanings.
Overdue for a Dental Checkup?
Hada Family Dental offers a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services. We commonly schedule family members’ appointments consecutively to accommodate our patients’ bust schedules. Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hada.