Preventive Dentistry

We Want Your Smile to Last a Lifetime!

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A small investment in your oral health now will save you significant time, money and pain years later. Proactive dentistry is the key in preventing disease, while keeping your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful.

Don’t wait until you’re experiencing pain, chronic bad breath, or weird discoloration before you seek out dental care. It’s much easier (and cheaper) to prevent problems before they start, or at least address them early.

We love helping our patients get on a successful preventive dental plans that help them keep their teeth for their entire lives! Click here to learn more about our practice!

Preventative Dental Care Strategies

Because You Only Get One Set of Teeth

Preventative dental care strategies involve twice daily brushing and flossing as well as routine checkups with your dentist. It’s important to practice proper daily hygiene strategies and receive proper dental care to avoid needing to invest thousands in restorative dental care in the future.

In addition to taking care of your teeth at home and eating a balanced diet with limited sugar and carbs, you should enlist the help of your trusted Idaho Falls dentist to help you with preventative dental care.

Examples of preventative dental care strategies include:

  • Regular dental visits to check for problems before they become serious
  • Dental cleanings to remove plaque, stains, and check for tooth decay
  • Patient education in which Dr. Drew will counsel you individually and provide you with a plan to properly care for your oral health

Take Care of Your Teeth

Make Your Teeth Last a Lifetime

We only get one set of adult teeth, and we all want them to last a lifetime. It all starts with good habits. Also, people with healthy teeth are also healthier in general. If you want your teeth to last and be healthy for a hundred years, it starts in early childhood and requires you to think a little bit differently.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all children see a dentist by their first birthday. This is a proactive measure in which the dentist educates parents on proper oral care and habits. As kids get older, parents need to be vigilant in ensuring that their children are taking proper care in their dental hygiene.

Adults need to be especially proactive because oftentimes, they don’t consider seeking care until they’re experiencing pain. By then, there’s usually a serious problem that requires a more in depth treatment. To stop problems before they become catastrophes, all adults should receive preventative dental check ups twice per year to catch any serious problems before arise.

As we enter our middle years, our teeth also age with us, and gum disease becomes a serious threat to our health. Signs of oral cancer can also appear at this time, so a regular check up is a key preventative measure at this stage in our lives.

Our senior years can be particularly challenging, as saliva production decreases significantly. Saliva naturally protects our teeth, so having less of it means a higher risk of cavities and bacteria buildup.

Again, it’s fairly simple to be proactive in your oral health. Remember to brush, floss and see your favorite Idaho Falls dentist.

Schedule an Appointment

Take Control of Your Oral Health

The first step to taking control of your oral health is scheduling a dental cleaning with a dental hygienist. When you have a cleaning, you should also have the necessary dental x-rays. After your cleaning, Dr. Drew will perform a thorough exam. These types of exams check the health of your teeth, gums and jaw. You can be confident in the state of your oral health after receiving a thorough examination from a qualified dentist like Dr. Drew.

Schedule an appointment with our Idaho Falls dental practice to meet with Dr. Drew. Find out the state of your mouth and learn the proactive measures you need to take to protect your smile so it lasts a lifetime. Contact our office today at (208)529-0420, or request an appointment below.