Even though the recommended number of dental checkups per year is two, many patients are not able to receive professional dental care. In fact, the American Dental Association
explains that around “100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year.” In other cases, patients may need to receive more than two checkups per year. Preventive dentistry is a proactive approach to dental care that typically involves an examination and professional cleaning, among other possible procedures. With preventive dentistry, we can also treat the early signs of oral health issues. Benefits of preventive dentistry include:
In the case of a sudden toothache or chipped tooth, it is crucial to call us right away. We may not be able to prevent accidents from occurring, but we can provide dental treatment to help correct them. The sooner the parent calls us to schedule an appointment, then we can determine the necessary treatment plan.