Preventing is always better than curing — and that goes for preventive dentistry too. Prevention saves time and money! You don’t have to visit the dentist only when you have a problem. In fact, you shouldn’t. Preventive dentistry was designed to help stop dental issues right in their tracks so you don’t have to undergo complex and expensive treatments to restore your oral health. Take a look at how we approach preventive dentistry at Chaney Dental!
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry keeps teeth clean and healthy. This helps improve minor dental issues and wards off the development or effects of advanced dental issues. But this goes beyond just a deep cleaning and polishing here at Chaney Dental.
Preventive dentistry can help fix:
- Gum disease
- Enamel loss
- Tooth loss
- Other oral health issues
Each of these issues can progress and end up being more costly down the line. For example, a cavity might develop into advanced decay and require a root canal to fix. Advanced gum disease calls for scaling and root planing. These treatments require repeat visits to our office in order to restore your oral health — so it’s always best to prevent them if you can.
Preventive treatments include:
- Athletic mouthguards
- Custom night guards
- Fluoride treatments
- Oral cancer screenings
Some of these treatments are included in a dental cleaning or examination. Others are a fraction of the cost of the corresponding restorative treatment that addresses the same underlying issue.
Restorative Dentistry in Prairie Village, KS
Preventive Dentistry in Prairie Village, KS
When you schedule a twice yearly dental cleaning at Chaney Dental, we’ll help develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. Preventive dentistry is also essential for children with growing smiles. Outside of the dental office, maintaining a consistent brushing and flossing routine and eating a healthy, balanced diet, and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking can play a major role in improving your oral health. Schedule an appointment with us by calling our office or clicking the contact link below.