Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. Dr. Shailesh Panchal and his team believe that preventive dentistry is a state of complete physical, mental and social well- being and not a mere absence of disease or disability and hence adopt preventative approach to dental care. Preventative dental care saves your money in the long run. Regular visits to your dentist prevent tooth ache and wallet ache. Keeping your regular preventative care appointment is a lot kinder to your mouth and your wallet then often devastating results which can occur due to neglecting your pearly whites. With regular preventative care, potential problems can be detected early and treated in a minimally invasive manner. This approach also represents best value for money and prevention is better than a cure. Ask us about the latest techniques and products to assist you , we are here to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
• Worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities.
• Dental cavities can be prevented by maintaining a constant low level of fluoride in the oral cavity.
• Severe periodontal (gum) disease, which may result in tooth loss, is found in 15–20% of middle-aged (35-44 years) adults.
• Globally, about 30% of people aged 65–74 have no natural teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need to have my teeth professionally cleaned?
Yes. Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, bacteria-harboring plaque can accumulate in the tiniest crevices, grooves and pits. Overtime, the teeth will begin to decay in those areas, which may result in pain and partial or total tooth loss.
What should I expect at my cleaning and exam consultation?
Your cleaning and consultation will consist of a visible examination of the teeth and gums. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you may also require x-rays for a more comprehensive view of your teeth. You’ll also consult with the doctor about any oral health problems you may have been facing or questions that you may have. The cleaning will follow, during which the doctor will use special instruments to remove hardened plaque from your teeth. Finally, your teeth will be polished followed by discussions about any treatment recommendations he may have for you.
What types of guidelines should I follow after my visit?
In between dental cleanings and consultations, be sure to maintain good oral habits at home. This includes daily flossing and brushing after meals. It’s also important to use a fluoridated toothpaste.