Preventative Measures To Keep Your Teeth Healthy
Why Is Preventative Dentistry Important?
Preventive dentistry is oral care that involves education, treatment, and practice of maintaining your teeth and gums. Early detection of cavities According to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. This equals approximately 64.7 million Americans.
Several research studies have suggested that periodontal disease is connected to a variety of other diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists believe that inflammation may be the basis for the link between these systemic diseases.
What Does Preventative Dentistry Do?
Preventive dentistry prevents people from developing dental problems later on. If you use proper dental care, you can avoid or lessen the effects of these:
Common Practices In The Office
Dr. Fontenot is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to all her patients in helping them to achieve their optimal oral health goals and carefully addressing their dental concerns.
Dr. Fontenot sees all new patients first in order to collect necessary information to evaluate each patient’s specific dental needs. Once the data is examined, she is then able to determine the best course of treatment regarding restorative needs and the the type of periodontal therapy and /or gingival maintenance appointment necessary in achieving a state of health.
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The Goal Of Preventative Dentistry
The benefits of this form of dentistry are numerous, and patients of all ages can realize its goal: keeping gum disease, sensitivity, cavities and other common conditions at bay. If early signs of cavities and gum disease can be reversed, then patients can look forward to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
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