While most people aspire to have beautiful white teeth, they sometimes forget that teeth should also be healthy. Preventative dentistry keeps patient’s smiles healthy and healthy, while preventing and treating serious oral health issues.
Dr. Kevin Sands, of California-based Smiles of Beverly Hills, offers preventative dentistry services both prevent and treat any serious dental issues. Preventative dentistry, explains Dr. Sands, encompasses both at-home dental care, and services performed in the dentist’s office.
According to Dr. Sands, preventative care in a dental office often includes an examination of teeth and soft tissues, including x-rays, cleaning the teeth, and screenings for oral cancer and gum diseases. Often, a dentist needs to take precautions before administering any preventative treatments or medications, due to patient’s existing health issues or allergies.
Additionally, Dr. Sands says an important part of preventative dentistry is educating patients on at-home dental care, as on proper nutrition, and the dangers of smoking. At-home dental procedures that patients can practice to avoid future dental disease include brushing, flossing, and using antibacterial mouth rinses. Dr. Sands educates his patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Preventative dental care should be a lifelong practice, says Dr. Sands. He also notes that preventative care, along with regular dental checkups, can be enormously beneficial in preventing and treating serious oral health issues, including tooth decay, plaque, and periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss. To conclude, Dr. Sands states that the goals of preventative dental care are to provide patients with healthy teeth and gums for life.
Dr. Sands offers cosmetic and general dentistry treatments, including porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, and gum disease treatments, at his practice in Beverly Hills, California. Interested parties should contact Dr. Sands directly by phone at 310.273.0111, or http://www.smilesofbeverlyhills.com.