Preventive Dentistry Richmond, VA
Here at Fred Knaysi DDS, PC, we take the long-term health of your mouth seriously, which is why we are such huge proponents of preventive dentistry. By taking preventive measures early and often, we usually can avoid issues like cavities and gum disease altogether. When you look at the big picture, the value that preventive dentistry offers is huge! Spend a little bit of time and money up-front, to avoid spending lots of money on fixing a problem later. The following are some of the most popular preventive dentistry products and services that we offer.
Professional Dental Examinations and Cleanings
Everyone knows that brushing and flossing twice a day is the key to preventing oral health issues like cavities and gum disease from arising. What some people forget is that brushing and flossing aren’t the only steps to take in your oral hygiene routine. You should be coming into our office at least twice a year for a routine cleaning and examination. During this critical appointment, we can check on your oral health and give your teeth the deep-clean that they need for long-term health.
The first step is the professional cleaning. We use an ultrasonic scaler to remove built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth. Many times patients will miss certain hard-to-reach areas during their daily brushing and flossing routines. The ultrasonic scaler uses ultrasonic vibrations paired with a steady flow of water to break up and wash away hard plaque and tartar. We finish the cleaning by polishing your teeth to help prevent future plaque buildup and finally, we will floss your teeth.
During the dental examination, Dr. Knaysi will check on all of your teeth to make sure you don’t have any cavities. We will also check to make sure you don’t have any signs of oral cancer, gum disease, or other oral health maladies. If we can catch these issues while they are still in their early stages, we are often able to prevent them entirely.
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Flouride is a naturally occurring mineral that can give your teeth a fighting chance in the battle against decay-causing bacteria. The outermost layer of your teeth is called enamel, which is a hard, white coating that protects your teeth from decay. Fluoride acts to strengthen the enamel on your teeth, revitalizing it and helping it to continue protecting your teeth for many years to come. Fluoride treatment is affordable and fast, making them an easy way to give your teeth that extra boost they need to fight decay.
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When teeth have suffered from excessive decay or trauma, sometimes we can save them. Other times we will recommend that they be extracted to prevent the spread of decay to other teeth. Tooth extractions are only done when there is no other option to save the tooth. When a tooth is extracted, it is important that you consider tooth replacement options like dental implants or partial dentures to ensure the continued health of your mouth.
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Please call us today at (804) 554-5599 to schedule your appointment.