We all know why it is important to drink plenty of water, take good rest, do regular exercise and routine checkups, and eat a balanced diet. Besides all these, maintaining a healthy set of teeth and gums is equally essential to living a happy and healthy life.
The best way to keep your teeth and mouth healthy is by following regular preventive care practices that include routine oral hygiene practices at home combined with preventive dentistry.
Preventive dentistry emphasizes maintaining the teeth, gums, and mouth healthy to prevent future dental concerns like tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, etc.
Even if you brush and floss well at home every day, you can still develop dental problems that may go invisible to an untrained eye. Hence, ADA recommends that everyone have at least two professional dental checkups and teeth cleanings each year. Regular dental checkups at One Health Dental allow our dentists to monitor your oral health and address any dental concerns at the earliest.
Regular dental checkups will help detect teeth and mouth problems in their initial stages and prevent them from getting severe. Our comprehensive dental checkups involve examining each tooth, gum tissue, jaw joint, the patient's bite, existing restorative works, etc.
Professional cleanings conducted by a trained hygienist or a dentist are crucial for maintaining a healthy set of teeth and gums. It involves removing any harmful bacteria and accumulated plaque from the teeth surface by a dentist or hygienist to result in a healthier and well-refreshed mouth.
Gum disease can be either gingivitis or periodontal disease. It occurs as an infection or inflammation in the gum tissues, affecting the bone, connective ligaments, and tissues that support the teeth. If left untreated, these can progress to bone loss and possible tooth loss. Gum diseases can be preventable with good oral hygiene practices. Regular dental cleanings at One Health Dental can help prevent the risk of gum disease.
Fluoride helps strengthen the teeth's enamel. Various studies have shown a link between strong teeth and regular exposure to fluoride. Hence, at One Health Dental, we always try to ensure that our patients make the most of this benefit. We offer professional fluoride applications at our dental office as a part of regular bi-annual checkups for our patients.
Dental sealants help prevent tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, the area that is difficult to be reached with regular brushing and rinsing. Sealants are painted to the teeth's surfaces to protect the teeth from direct contact with the food, preventing decay.
Early detection and treatment of oral cancer are necessary to prevent it from being fatal. We provide oral cancer screenings at our dental office, during which we will scan the head, neck, and oral tissue to detect the abnormalities, if any, that need further attention.
To know how Dr. David Becka, Dr. Diago Mizuno, and Dr. Aasish P. Bhakta can help you maintain your oral health, schedule a visit to One Health Dental, Dallas, TX by calling us at (214) 275-4808.