Your oral healthcare is just as important as your physical healthcare, which is why we offer preventive dentistry in Laredo, Texas. With preventive care from Menta Dentistry, our dentists can help stave off a variety of potential future problems. Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates offer several services to add to your dental care routine. For more information on how our dentists can care for your smile, we invite you to call us at 956-242-0223. We look forward to meeting with you!
Preventive dentistry encompasses all forms of dental care that are provided for the purpose of helping you avoid developing tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental problems. Preventive dental treatments are designed to help you maintain your natural teeth, keep your mouth healthy, and undergo fewer dental treatments. The more care you take in keeping your teeth, gums, and supporting oral structures healthy, the greater your chances are of maintaining your natural teeth throughout your entire life.
Preventive dentistry not only helps you maintain your teeth, but also helps to diagnose conditions such as oral cancer and denture stomatitis, which affect patients with and without teeth. When these conditions are diagnosed in the early stages, treatment is easier to perform and is more likely to be successful.
Some of the things which preventive dentistry includes are:
- Home care
- Regular dental cleanings and exams
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatment
- Checking that oral appliances restorations (fillings, crowns, dentures etc.) are in good condition
- Discussing your diet and habits which affect your oral health (such as tobacco usage and alcohol consumption)
- Recommending oral health products or hygiene aids for your use
For more information about preventive dentistry and to schedule an appointment with our caring dentist, please contact our office today. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!