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Extend the Lifespan of Your Teeth with Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry refers to dental services designed to support long-term good oral health. Although all dental services are essential in the maintenance and care of your teeth, preventative dental care helps avert problems before they ever start to keep your smile looking its best year after year. This includes the prevention of dental caries, tooth infections, and gum disease. Preventive dentistry services from Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, California, can help extend the lifespan of your teeth. 

What Does Preventive Dentistry Entail?

Preventive dentistry isn’t just the responsibility of your local dentist. You play an important role in keeping your teeth healthy through home oral care habits. Home oral care and professional oral care work together to preserve the health and beauty of your smile. Here’s what you should know about each.

Home Oral Care 

A good oral hygiene routine is key to developing strong, healthy teeth. Here’s what good oral hygiene looks like at the home level:

  • Brushing twice daily, morning and night, with a soft-bristle manual or electric toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Flossing daily to remove food particles from between your teeth 
  • Using an anti-microbial mouth rinse daily
  • Maintaining a healthy diet and limiting sugary foods and drinks
  • Reducing (or eliminating) smoking and the use of tobacco products

Professional Oral Care

Your Northridge, California dentists, Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau offer the following professional services to contribute to good oral health: 

  • Bi-annual dental checkups 
  • Bi-annual dental cleaning
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants

Through bi-annual checkups, we can detect dental problems early when they’re easier to treat. During your checkup, we’ll examine your teeth for signs of decay, take x-rays to check bone health beneath the gum line, and inspect your gums for signs of gum disease. During a bi-annual cleaning, we’ll remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth to eliminate harmful bacteria that can cause cavities. We also offer additional preventive dental treatment options in the form of dental sealants and fluoride treatments to protect your teeth from cavities. 

To schedule preventive dental services with your Northridge, CA dentists, contact Mid-Valley Dental Care at (818) 886-3500.

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