Preventive Dentistry for Protecting Kent Smiles
When it comes to oral health care, the old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” definitely holds true. At Complete Dental Care, your Kent dentist and team emphasize preventive dentistry to diagnose and treat oral health concerns in their earliest stages. Focusing on preventive care allows our team to offer patients minimally invasive, conservative treatment plans.
Six Month Dental Checkups
One of the most important elements of any oral hygiene routine is maintaining regular visits to the dentist. We recommend twice annual visits to maximize the dentist’s ability to diagnose oral health concerns early. The more familiar the dentist is with a patient’s dental health, the easier it is to diagnose even minor oral health issues. At Complete Dental Care, regular checkups include routine digital radiography, screenings for tooth decay, gum disease, temporomandibular joint disorder, bruxism, and oral cancer, and one-on-one consultations with our dentist. The goal is to provide patients a personalized treatment plan that allows them to achieve and maintain their optimal level of oral health.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Even the most complete at-home hygiene routine can fall short of removing all tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the mouth. There are creases in the biting surfaces of teeth that are too small for even individual tooth brush bristles to access. Regular professional teeth cleanings allow our team to remove stuck on plaque, and hardened tartar that can’t be removed with brushing and flossing alone. Our hygienists also offer recommendations for at-home hygiene.
Your Kent dentist has invested in the technology to ensure patients of Complete Dental Care receive the most comfortable, efficient dentistry at every turn. Digital x-rays in Kent provide a clearer, more in-depth look at your teeth and oral structures. They also reduce your radiation exposure by as much as 90%. All-digital x-rays are ready almost instantly, and immediately viewable on a screen that’s right at your chairside. For improved accuracy, faster results, and more informed patients, your dental team prefers digital x-rays.
At-Home Oral Hygiene
At Complete Dental Care, our team believes in the power of prevention. Developing a strong dental hygiene routine is essential for patients of all ages, and we can help you infuse your at-home care routine with the quality we bring to our dentistry services. At your regular dental checkup, we’ll discuss your current routine and changes you can make to improve your oral hygiene, keep teeth whiter, and prevent dental health concerns. While every patient’s oral health needs are different, every at-home care routine should include brushing and flossing. All patients should brush teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, and floss teeth at least once each day. When it comes to brushing, there are two small changes patients can make to maximize their brushing benefits. First, make sure to brush systematically, not randomly. Brush from one side of the mouth to the other, split teeth into quadrants, whatever system ensures that every tooth is thoroughly brushed. Additionally, keep the thirty minute rule in mind. Wait thirty minutes after brushing to eat, and wait thirty minutes after eating to brush. When it comes to flossing, the best thing a patient can do is be consistent.
Find out more from Your Kent Dentist – Complete Dental Care
If it’s time for your six month dental checkup and teeth cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact the dentist Kent, WA residents trust for comprehensive dentistry services, Complete Dental Care. Find out more about our services or schedule an appointment today to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.