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The Importance of Preventative Dentistry

Treatments in preventative dentistry are vital to oral health. In addition to keeping your smile looking beautiful, preventative procedures help us identify, detect, and treat common dental problems before they worsen. If left untreated, dental issues can progress into an unmanageable situation, resulting in extensive decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. At Winchester Dental in Brooklin, ON, Dr. Cathy Hong offers various preventative treatments for the entire family, so you can enjoy optimal oral health for years to come.

Preventative Care for Children

Many people wrongly assume that baby teeth are not all that important. This simply isn’t true, as they serve numerous purposes. In addition to providing proper chewing function for adequate nutrition, they also assist in appropriate speech development. They also “hold space” for permanent teeth to erupt in the future. Therefore, it is important to protect your child’s teeth at every stage.

In addition to routine examinations, cavity detection, and cleanings, we also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments, both of which effectively protect the enamel against the development of tooth decay. Fluoride actually strengthens the enamel, and assists in remineralizing weak tooth structure. Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that can be applied to back teeth to protect deep grooves and fissures from harboring cavity-causing bacteria. These are simple ways we can protect your child’s teeth against future dental damage.

At Winchester Dental, we also value patient education, which begins at an early age. When your child comes in for a routine dental visit, we will teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques that will help them maintain their oral health between appointments.

Preventative Treatments for Adults

Oral bacteria begin to repopulate approximately every few months. It is important to attend routine dental cleanings to keep bacteria growth at bay. Many patients receive cleanings every six months. However, patients who are more prone to tooth decay or gum disease will benefit from more frequent cleanings. Our doctors can help you determine a cleaning schedule that will address your unique needs.

Fluoride treatments and dental sealants aren’t just for kids! Teens and adults can benefit from them as well, particularly if there are hard-to-reach areas that are vulnerable to decay.

We also perform an oral cancer screening at every routine examination. Oral cancer is much more treatable when it is diagnosed early. The assessment is simple and straightforward, and can be completed in a matter of minutes.

Preventative Treatments for Gum Health

Just as dental cleanings protect against cavities, they also prevent gum disease. The plaque that builds up around the teeth contains bacteria. These bacteria begin to irritate the gums if the plaque is not removed frequently. A combination of professional teeth cleanings and proper at-home oral hygiene is essential for long-term oral health. If you have previously been diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontitis, it is vitally important that you maintain regular dental visits, set at intervals determined by your doctor.

An Investment in Your Health

We understand that proper dental care requires a commitment of time and monetary resources. Being proactive in your dental care through preventative treatments can help you invest in your long-term oral and overall health. By devoting time to oral care now, you can avoid more extensive treatments in the future, saving yourself a substantial amount of worry and money.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are in search of a dentist in the Brooklin area, we sincerely hope you will find your dental home with us. To learn more about treatments in preventative dentistry, contact us online anytime or call us at (905) 425-4205.

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Winchester Dental
Family Dental Care in Brooklin ON

16 Winchester Rd E #5
Brooklin, ON
L1M 1B3, Canada

Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: By Appointment only

Phone: (905) 425-4205