Preventative

Benefits

Both children and adults alike can benefit from preventative dentistry. These benefits include the following:

  • Cavity prevention
  • Gingivitis protection
  • Enamel preservation
  • Reduces chances for periodontitis
  • Minimizes chances of other disease (i.e. diabetes and cancer)

In particular, children will benefit the most because this allows their incoming adult teeth to be healthy and strong.

Good Dental Hygiene Habits

There are good dental habits that you should be aware of:

  • Brushing
    • use fluoride toothpaste
    • brush twice a day
    • brush tongue to avoid bad breath
  • Flossing
    • floss on a daily basis
    • cleans food particles between the teeth

  • Balanced Diet
    • eat foods plentiful in nutrients and vitamins
    • limit sugar intake and carbohydrates (i.e. white bread)
    • dairy products make teeth enamel stronger
  • Dental Appointments
    • visit your dentist twice a year (usually every 6 months)

Do You Need Preventative Dentistry in California?

We know that you should be able to have great dental health for a long time! At A.R.C. Dental Health, our experts know how to give you great informative tips to better your oral health!

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dental faqs

Swap Your Tooth Brush

Approximately every three months, you should swap out your tooth brush for a fresh one. Misshapen bristles don’t provide as thorough of a cleaning and can result in more damage.

See Your Dentist Twice a Year

It may come as a shock that you should see your dentist so often! But, when you come in for a regular visit twice a year, or every six months, we’re able to track your progress and prevent any potential issues.

Ask About Sealants

Children aren’t the only ones prone to cavities. Adults can benefit from cavity prevention measures if they are having issues maintaining their oral health. If cavities are something you struggle with, sealants may be able to offer protection at any age.

Oral Health Reflects Overall Health

Eating mouth-healthy foods, avoiding bad habits like drinking and smoking, and more lifestyle behaviors can be reflected in your mouth. By maintaining a healthy and happy life, you’re more likely to show off a beautiful smile.

Use Fluoridated Products

Unless our dentist has stated otherwise for your specific needs, you should always use fluoridated mouth products at home. This’ll help you keep strong teeth that can fend off daily wear and tear.

Protect Your Teeth from Injury

Think about how much your teeth go through in a day. By donning a mouthguard at night – or even during the day – you can defend your teeth against grinding, as well as other forms of tension.

Don’t Forget Your Gums

We always talk about brushing our teeth, but a lot of oral health concerns are rooted in the gums. Flossing and paying attention to your periodontal health can spare you from needing restorative measures in the future.