Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is a great way to help you have great dental health and hygiene. One of the main benefits of experiencing preventative dentistry is the fact that you can avoid any unnecessary treatment and processes in the future. Preventative dentistry helps you to fight against two of the main causes of tooth loss, which is usually the reason why you need more complex processes such as dentures and dental implants. It helps to fight against tooth decay and gum disease.

One of the biggest issues people have when it comes to their teeth is confidence. Gaps in your mouth because of missing teeth or discoloration or issues with your gums can make you feel less confident in social environments or talking to people. Dr. Soto The Downey Dentist will help you to feel more at ease and confident in the dental health and hygiene of your mouth. 

There are a few different preventive dentistry services that you can expect at your regular appointments. 

Removal of plaque – It is almost impossible to remove all of the plaque from your teeth at home, so at your appointment part of preventative dentistry will be to remove any plaque that has built up. 

Education – Dr. Soto will show you how you can make sure you look after your teeth at home such as brushing correctly and using the right products to help make sure that you keep your teeth clean. You will also be discussing things such as how to ensure that you look after your teeth in the future. 

Extensive checks – X-rays and teeth molds may be taken so that you can monitor the growth and the teeth position. This will identify issues with your teeth that could then be resolved. 

Dr. Soto will help you to be more aware of your oral health and what you might need to focus on at home. Prevention means you are less likely to need more intrusive treatments in the future. Dr. Soto can help you to avoid those things.


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