Preventive Dentistry: a new concept
There are two approaches to dentistry: curative and preventative. Curative Dentistry, also known as traditional, focuses on the treatment of established oral diseases and on alleviating pain. Preventive Dentistry identifies the risk factors in order to maintain good oral health.
Following the new trend in modern healthcare, at Multi Oral we provide preventive dentistry with a focus on maintaining the health, longevity and quality of life of our patients. With a highly qualified multidisciplinary team and a clinic outfitted with cutting-edge equipment, Multi Oral is fully prepared to take care of our patients’ health.
Sometimes it is hard to fit dental visits into our busy schedules while we juggle work and time with our family. However, in order to maintain excellent oral health, we all need good oral hygiene, a healthy diet and regular dental exams. Making time to take care of yourself and your family will bring great benefits. Your body will thank you!
Most dental conditions are painless at first, so even though you might not be experiencing pain or showing any symptoms, it is highly recommended to keep with regular dental visits.
There is a strong relationship between gum disease and cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, diabetes, etc.
Routine dental exams and cleanings help to identify problems at their early stages, before they become serious. This way it is possible to avoid problems that otherwise would have required long, painful and expensive treatment.
For best results, you should schedule regular dental check-ups every six months. In fact, patients diagnosed with gum disease, have bone damage, or are smokers, may benefit from having visits more often.
What to expect during your routine checkup
The routine exam usually includes a clinical exam, a professional cleaning, and diagnostic x-rays if needed.
The exam starts with the dentist asking about any health problems you have or medications you are taking. The clinical exam consists of an oral cancer screening and gum disease evaluation.
During the clinical exam the dentist will check your head, face, neck and lymph nodes, lips, tongue, throat, tissues and gums for any signs of oral cancer. The dentist will also check your bite, teeth movement, any previous dental work and existing appliances.
The dental cleaning removes tartar and plaque buildup, which can lead to periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. The dentist will also polish the teeth, floss, and finish with a fluoride treatment rinse.
At the end of the exam, the dentist will review with you the best daily oral dental hygiene practices and will make recommendations as necessary.
Multi Oral patients’ get personalized dental care with diagnostic tests made just for them according to their age profile, occupation, lifestyle and personal needs.
Schedule your next routine dental exam at Multi Oral today! Early prevention is the key to optimal health and we look forward to seeing you!