Preventive Dentistry

General Dentists, General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists, Endodontists, Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Boyton Beach, FL

More than one in four American adults have untreated tooth decay, and nearly half have gum disease. Of American teens, 75% have gum bleeding, and about 13% have at least one untreated cavity. Fortunately, Khalid Aldorri, DDS, and the skilled team at Dorri’s Dental offer expert preventive dentistry services to patients in Boynton Beach, Florida. The practice encourages professional cleanings twice a year and offers various preventive services. Staying on top of your oral health helps you avoid concerning dental conditions and maintain your smile. Book an appointment online today or call the friendly staff.

Preventive Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the practice of maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping your teeth healthy. Dorri’s Dental encourages periodic full mouth exams and cleanings twice a year and keeping up with proper at-home hygiene.

During a cleaning, your provider removes plaque and tartar buildup to avoid cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. 

The team builds long-lasting relationships with adolescents and adults and uses preventive dentistry appointments to monitor their oral health as they age. 

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry focuses on removing bacteria from your mouth. Removing this bacteria supports your oral and overall physical health.  

Other preventive dentistry benefits include:

  • Boosting good oral hygiene 
  • Lowering the possibility of tooth decay or cavities 
  • Avoiding root canals 
  • Lowering your risk for gum disease
  • Avoiding tooth enamel loss 
  • Diagnosing a condition early on to avoid extensive treatment and costs 
  • Mouth, jaw, and neck exams to detect any underlying concerns

Preventive dentistry is vital if you have conditions that can affect your oral health, like diabetes, an eating disorder, cancer, osteoporosis, or if you’re pregnant. The team ensures you maintain a bright, healthy smile. 

What preventive dentistry services do you offer? 

Dorri’s Dental offers a complete and thorough full mouth exam. They may utilize a state-of-the-art 3D X-ray or CT scan if needed. This helps your provider get a more precise image of your mouth. 

Other preventive dentistry services include:

  • Professional cleanings
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Dental examinations for cavities, bleeding gums, swelling, or other infections
  • Fluoride treatments 
  • Sealants 
  • Nightguards (to prevent teeth from grinding or clenching) 
  • Tips for proper oral health 
  • Prescription toothpaste 
  • Fillings restoration
  • Further treatment plans 

Your provider may use an intraoral camera to get a better look at your teeth at your bi-annual cleanings. The photos allow your provider to identify concerns early on, like tooth decay, shifting, or gum disease. They can also quickly assess any changes in your oral health. 

Preventive services like cleanings and exams should occur every six months. If a problem occurs at any time, emergency dental appointments are available.

Call Dorri’s Dental to book a preventive dentistry appointment today, or use the convenient online scheduling tool.