A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. That’s true in most areas of life, including dental health.
Taking time out of your schedule to get preventive dentistry done can save you thousands of dollars in more-expensive dental treatments later. It’s an investment into your future: a happier, healthier, more confident, less-stressed-out you, one who can worry less about bad gums and bad teeth.
Here at Sweet Life Dental in Woodland Hills we offer five forms of preventive dental care:
If you’re pregnant, preventative dentistry for your child begins even before you have the baby. Your oral health has a direct impact on your baby’s oral health. If you have cavities, for example, that same bacteria travels through your bloodstream to pre-dispose your baby to cavities.
Prenatal dentistry also gives our dentists a chance to walk you through the right ways to care for your baby’s mouth, even before your little one has teeth.
Most babies should start seeing the dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges. The first tooth could mean the first cavity! This visit also gives your dentist the chance to examine whether or not your child’s teeth and jawbone are developing properly.
Early dental care also makes routine trips to the dentist a habit, and helps to prevent dental anxiety later in life.
Check-ups and X-Rays
Regular check-ups can help your dentist find and address small problems before they become big problems. The cleaning that’s normally bundled in with this treatment can give parts of your mouth that you can’t normally reach some much-needed attention, too.
If your mouth is relatively healthy, you need only make this visit once a year. If you struggle with gum disease you should plan on making this appointment twice a year.
The application of a fluoride gel can help strengthen the enamel on your teeth, which makes your teeth more cavity-resistant.
You can get a fluoride treatment at any age.
Sealants are a thin, invisible coating that we place on your teeth. They can keep bacteria from adhering to the surface of your teeth and make brushing and flossing more effective.
Sealants can reduce your risk of cavities by up to 80%. They’re especially important for children, who may struggle to maintain good brushing and flossing habits.
Make your appointment today!
It’s never too late to prevent some problems. If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen a dentist, contact Sweet Life Dental in Woodland Hills today to schedule a visit.request an appointment