Preventive Dental Care at Elite Dentistry
Elite Dentistry is a dental practice in Austin, TX dedicated to promoting preventive dentistry. Educating our patients about preventive dentistry measures- including homecare practices and regular visits to our dental office are paramount to maintaining their optimal oral health and overall well-being.
Our goal at Elite Dentistry is to have our patients avoid any type of dental disease, or in the very least, identify it in its early stages so it is treatable with minor care before it progresses. Our dentists also know how easily bacteria can adhere to your teeth, tongue, and soft tissue -resulting in a build-up of plaque. If plaque isn’t controlled, it can easily cause gingivitis, periodontitis, and oral malodor. In practicing preventive dentistry, our dental team schedules routine check-ups and cleanings in addition to encouraging homecare oral hygiene practices.
What you can expect during a routine appointment at our Austin, TX dental office:
- Prophylaxis- a full cleaning of the teeth which removes plaque and built-up calculus
- Examination of the teeth for cavities, soft tissue for periodontal disease, and bone structure
- Assessment of current and previous dental restorations
- Screening for oral cancer and other diseases
- Application of fluoride and sealants on teeth
- Dental recommendations and evaluations
In our pursuit for achieving preventive dentistry our experienced Austin, TX dental staff encourages regular check-ups once a year and will share key information with all of our patients on the importance of in-home oral health care. This information includes proper brushing and flossing techniques for your teeth, as well as the use of mouth rinses and at-home fluoride treatments.
Preventive dentistry just makes good sense- proper dental hygiene practices at home and a healthy diet, along with routine check-ups will enable you to avoid dental disease and help prevent the occurrence of higher-cost dental treatments for your teeth. More importantly, preventive dentistry can help maintain good oral health which will contribute to your living a healthy life free of dental problems.