It is always better to prevent dental issues than to treat them after they occur. Because of this, Dr. Kevin J. Reece provides preventive dentistry in Payson, Utah. These services will help you to maintain your oral health. We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentist.
The goal of preventive care is to protect your smile from damage caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and other damaging dental conditions. Preventive dentistry works to prevent these diseases before they cause damage that requires repair. We offer a number of preventive dental treatments to help you keep your smile in the best possible health. These services include dental sealants and dental cleanings; visiting our office regularly ensures that we detect and treat any early signs of damage before they become more extensive and painful.
There are several steps you can take to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Our dentist recommends that you follow these guidelines to help minimize your chances for developing cavities:
- Brush and floss your teeth every day. You should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.
- Maintain a balanced, healthy diet with a limited amount of very sugary or acidic foods.
- Visit our office at least twice a year for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam.
- Ask your dentist about dental sealants and fluoride treatment to see if they are right for your smile.
Another aspect of preventive dentistry deals with cleaning your teeth using a new toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months because it can collect harmful bacteria over time. Additionally, old toothbrushes start to fray, which makes them ineffective cleaners. At our office, we help you to follow this preventive step with our Toothbrush Club. Patients who come in for their regular checkups can receive a free toothbrush every three months.
To learn more about preventive care, we invite you to call or visit us today!