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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.

By Robert L. Wyler DDS, SC
May 27, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Would you like your smile to serve you well for life? At Dr. Robert Wyler's Waukesha, WI, office, preventive family dentistry services help patients achieve that goal. We offer a regular program of care that begins early in life and takes people through adulthood with great oral health and smile aesthetics.

Shiny, white, and strong

Wouldn't you like to use these words to describe your smile? And, what about the rest of your family? Kids need great oral health, too.

Dr. Robert Wyler and his team provide state of the art preventive dentistry services for families in the Waukesha, WI, area. They agree with the American Dental Association (ADA) that regular at-home and in-office care pay great dividends and help avoid expensive, complicated, and uncomfortable restorative procedures.

In-office care

Here's what happens during a routine appointment at Dr. Wyler's office:

  1. The hygienist scales all tooth surfaces to remove harmful plaque and tartar. For patients who are cavity-prone, Dr. Wyler may recommend fluoride varnishes to strengthen tooth enamel and probiotic lozenges to increase the activity of beneficial oral bacteria.
     
  2. Taken at regular intervals, digital X-rays assess bone structure and reveal decay hidden between teeth and under the gums.
     
  3. Your gum pockets, or sulci, are gently measured. Pockets deeper than three millimeters indicate gum disease.
     
  4. Dr. Wyler looks for decay, signs of gum disease, jaw joint operation, and dental alignment, particularly in growing children. He recommends an orthodontic evaluation for kids by age seven to catch and correct problematic dental development as early as possible.
     
  5. Dr. Wyler looks at all your restorations and comprises a treatment plan to include needed services, such as fillings, and cosmetic recommendations as well.
     

At-home habits

Brush twice daily with a quality fluoride toothpaste. Floss around your teeth twice a day. Use a mouth rinse for added antibacterial action.

Be sure you and your family limit carbohydrates, increase fiber, and drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep teeth clean, limit stains, and increase saliva. Saliva is a natural antibacterial agent that benefits both tooth enamel and gum tissue.

Finally, have kids wear athletic mouthguards if they play sports. These acrylic devices protect young mouths from undue trauma and reduce the destructive forces of teeth clenching.
 

It's so important

You'll never regret taking care of your oral health. So, to learn more about preventive care, contact your family dentist in Waukesha, WI, Dr. Robert Wyler. He has dedicated his practice to high-quality dental services for people of all ages. Phone us at (262) 784-5757.