It is more than just coming to the dentist for a cleaning; it’s the groundwork of dentistry.
Preventative dentistry emphasizes the importance of ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions. Effective preventative dentistry combines at-home oral care by patients with chairside treatments by dental professionals.
Did you know?
- 92% of adults 20 to 64 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth
- 26% of adults 20 to 64 have untreated decay
- 5% of children aged 5-19 years have untreated dental caries
- Fluoride can prevent dental decay. Ask Dr. Quevedo about the different fluoride treatments that we have to offer.
Frequently asked Questions
How many times a year should I have my teeth cleaned at the dentist?
Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each patient. However, in general, if there are no periodontal problems, good tissue health and good oral hygiene, cleanings are recommended every 6 months.
What can I expect on the day of my appointment?
An oral examination, consisting of a visual exam and digital images will be completed at the time of the appointment. Dr. Quevedo will address any oral health concerns that you may have. Treatment recommendations tailored to fit your needs will also be discussed. Cleanings are done by a board certified dental hygienist with special instruments to remove hard plaque known as calculus, tartar, and staining from your teeth.