The Importance of Preventative Dental Care for Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Smile!
- Posted on: Jun 30 2019
When it comes to keeping the smile healthy, many patients think that only brushing and flossing at home are the ways to do so. It is essential that patients of all ages understand that preventative dentistry is not just home dental care, but also routine visits to the dental practice and regular professional cleanings.
What is preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry is a proactive approach to dental health and wellness. This particular approach ensures that patients have access to the care they need to keep their smile beautiful and free from problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. At Sullivan Dental Center, St. Francisville area patients can enjoy:
- Routine dental visits
- Regular professional cleanings
- Thorough evaluations and examinations
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Smile care education
During an appointment with one of our dentists, patients have the opportunity to learn about the ways in which they can keep their smile healthy. Proactive care is always more beneficial than reactive care. Instead of waiting for a problem to occur before seeing a dentist, patients who visit their dentist every six months for an evaluation and cleaning are often able to enjoy a healthier smile than those who only visit when problems arise. Our professionals are trained and experienced in seeking signs of trouble, including red and swollen gums which may indicate periodontal disease or areas of sensitivity that can indicate the formation of a cavity. Our dental hygienists also provide a cleaning during which areas that may be hard-to-reach or have not been appropriately cleaned by the patient can be addressed.
What if I have dental anxiety?
We understand that many patients of all ages have dental fears and anxieties which may keep them from seeing their dentist regularly. We encourage our patients to be honest about their anxieties so we can help ease their concerns. Sullivan Dental Center also offers several levels of sedation that can be used to relax patients before and during their visit to the dental chair.
Obtain preventative care with the team at Sullivan Dental Center
St. Francisville, LA area patients faced with a need for routine and preventative care are welcome to book a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our practice located at 5436 Commerce Street. By calling (225) 635-4422, patients can schedule this visit with our friendly front office team and get started learning about the importance of preinvasive dentistry for achieving and maintaining better oral health and wellness!