Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to your dental health, there is nothing that could be more true! Your genetics play a huge role in your oral health. Without preventive measures, your genes won’t carry you very far. We encourage our patients to look for ways to prevent decay before it begins so that they can avoid a lot of the complicated dental work to repair damage. We see three major steps of prevention that will take you to a healthy mouth.
1) Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine
The first step is what you already do. This routine is ingrained in you and has been there for years. You have trouble switching up that routine because it is second-nature. Your routine is probably pretty good, but does it address your unique circumstances?
2) A Dental Visit
When you schedule a dental visit, part of our process is to assess your risk of decay. We do this using a system called CariFree. We can measure determining factors like pH, bacteria, and saliva to create an idea of what is going on in your mouth. From there, we help you figure out how to prevent decay in your mouth.
3) An Individualized Plan
Rather than buying into the one size fits all model of dental health, we use CariFree to create a custom dental plan for you. You then implement that plan while at home, creating a healthier environment for your teeth and thus less decay.
We believe that the secret to a healthy mouth is to prevent problems before they begin. Through our thorough evaluation of your smile and the factors that work for and against it, we are able to help you create a plan suited for you and you alone.Contact us today to begin this process! We can’t wait to help you achieve a healthier smile!