The benefits of preventative dentistry
Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing and flossing. Visiting the dentist regularly and asking about additional services to keep the smile healthy is just one aspect of preventative dentistry. Many conditions that can impact the smile can be avoided with preventive care. The team at Piney Orchard Dental of Odenton, Maryland can assist you and your family in achieving and maintaining improved oral health and wellness with preventative dental care services.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Dr. Trevor Greene encourages all patients of every age to visit his practice regularly for dental exams and cleaning. Ideally, this should be done at least every six months as directed by the American Dental Association. Additionally, patients who notice issues arise between visits should schedule an appointment for an evaluation, as many conditions caught early can be easily treated.
What are some of the preventative dentistry services provided at Piney Orchard Dental?
- Professional teeth cleanings. A thorough dental cleaning with our dental hygienists can help remove plaque, tartar, and calculus from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. This should be performed every six months to ensure proper oral health and wellness.
- Dental examinations. A dental exam is a physical evaluation of the teeth and gums to look for signs of disease or decay. It may include dental x-rays and imaging that is done to look beyond where the eyes can see. We also perform routine oral cancer exams to catch any possible issues as early as possible.
- Fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Protecting your smile from cavities can be done with extra assistance from Dr. Greene. He provides fluoride treatments and dental sealants, allowing you to take the next step in good oral health and wellness.
- Education. In addition to actual services provided in the dentist’s chair, Dr. Greene is dedicated to providing educational resources to help you maintain good oral hygiene habits at home, including information on brushing and flossing.
How do I learn more about preventative dentistry?
Odenton, MD area patients interested in working with a dental team that focuses on preventative care can call Piney Orchard Dental to request a consultation and initial evaluation with Dr. Trevor Greene and his team. Call (443) 406-6884 to request an appointment at 8743 Piney Orchard Parkway, Suite #111.