Preventative Care in Amherst, NH
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
At our Amherst, NH dental office, we know just how true this saying is. Preventative dental care is at the core of our practice. Our knowledgeable staff will help you learn the best tips and techniques to carry this prevention into your everyday life. We would much rather prevent a cavity than treat it!
What Happens at a Preventative Exam?
Amherst dentist Dr. Kenneth Edwards will examine your teeth for any sign of decay. He will review your x-rays with you and create a treatment plan if there are any problems starting to arise. Dr. Edwards will also perform a thorough examination of your gums and the soft tissue in your mouth to screen for gum disease, oral cancer, and signs of any other health conditions. The earlier a problem is detected, the easier it is to treat!
Our dental hygienists thoroughly (but gently!) clean your teeth, removing the plaque that your toothbrush can't reach as well as any stubborn tartar build-up. Keeping your
teeth tartar-free not only gives you whiter, better-looking teeth, but it's also a key factor in preventing gum disease.
During your exam and cleaning, we will review your home care routine to make sure you are using appropriate brushing and flossing techniques. Your hygienist will review and demonstrate the correct way to brush and floss and also discuss the best products for you to use, based on your needs.
Diet can also be a factor in the health of your mouth, and the effects of what you eat go beyond the advice we all know such as avoiding sugary foods and drinks. If you have any questions about how your diet can affect your oral health, we will be happy to discuss it with you and make recommendations.
Why Does Preventative Care Matter?
The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for an examination and cleaning. This allows us to monitor your oral health and catch any problems before they become painful and costly.
Dental cleanings are crucial to your oral health. No matter how often and how well you brush and floss, regular brushing just can't get everything, especially in those areas near your gum line and between your teeth. A professional dental cleaning at least once every six months will help ensure your teeth and gums stay in their best shape.
Call to Schedule Your Preventative Exam!
With examinations and regular professional cleanings every six months, we can keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. Call now and schedule an appointment for an examination and cleaning for you and your family. We would rather prevent a cavity today than fill one tomorrow!