The Importance of Preventive Care

Preventive dental care plays a major role in protecting your teeth and gums. Many dental issues, like cavities, can develop despite a good oral health care routine at home. Family dentistry in Waukesha, WI, can improve your smile and prevent dental problems from happening. Visit your Waukesha, WI, dentist, Dr. Robert Wyler, for a consultation.

Preventive dental care focuses on avoiding dental problems before they happen. This can be achieved by regular dental checkups and cleanings. The regular checkups will help your dentist detect teeth problems in their early stages, making their treatment easy and less invasive.

Family dentistry in Waukesha, WI, will help you address your oral health needs, prevent dental problems, and treat them when they occur.

Below are some components of preventive dental care:

Dental examinations and cleanings

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are the cornerstones of preventive dental care. During each dental visit, your dentist will check for any signs of tooth decay, enamel erosion, gums disease, and mouth or throat cancer. The symptoms that Dr. Wyler usually searches for are:

  • Enamel softening
  • Enamel discoloration
  • Plaque and tartar accumulation

Fluoride treatment

According to The American Dental Association, fluoride can reduce tooth decay by 20 to 40 percent and reverse the early stages of teeth decay. During regular dental visits, your dentist will apply fluoride to your teeth in the form of gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride will strengthen the enamel and protect your teeth against cavities.

At-home dental care

The following are some steps that must be present in your daily routine to keep a healthy smile:

  • Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Eating a healthy diet with low amounts of sugary beverages
  • Smoking cessation
  • Avoiding oral piercings

Contact us

Family dentistry in Waukesha, WI, helps patients of all ages to prevent serious dental problems. Visit your Waukesha, WI, dentist, Dr. Wyler every six months to make some checkups and cleanings. Call (262) 784-5757 and book your appointment now.