As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to dental health, this saying couldn’t be more accurate. While everyone’s oral health journey is different, there’s nothing more important than doing your best to prevent dental problems before they occur. Our team at Steve A. Sato, DDS strives to provide exceptional preventive dentistry tailored to each of our patient’s unique needs.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?Preventive dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses on preventing oral health problems like infection, disease, decay, and damage before they occur. Preventive dentistry promotes healthy teeth and gums and general good health with wellness care and prophylactic dental treatments.
The Importance of Preventive DentistryLike visiting your doctor for an annual wellness exam when you aren’t feeling sick, preventive dentistry promotes good health with regular dental examinations, cleanings, and preventive treatments designed to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Avoid Oral Health ProblemsPreventive dentistry employs treatments designed to fortify your teeth with strengthening treatments like fluoride and sealants. These treatments protect your teeth and gums from decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health concerns that can arise as a result of poor oral hygiene.
Early Detection of Problems and More Effective TreatmentsNo matter how well you care for your teeth and gums, some problems simply can’t be avoided. However, with regular, preventive dental exams and cleanings, our dentist can detect problems as they arise. When oral health problems are diagnosed and treated early, treatment typically is simpler, less invasive, and much more effective.
A More Cost-Effective Dental Care StrategyThe cost of preventing dental problems or treating less advanced dental problems is almost always less expensive compared to treating more advanced problems. Preventive dental care not only saves you money in the long run, but it also saves you the pain and discomfort of dealing with serious oral health issues.
Preventive Dentistry Services at Steve A. Sato, DDSOur team is pleased to provide our patients with a comprehensive list of preventive dentistry services including:
- Dental cleanings and examinations
- Dental fillings
- Tooth extractions
- Fluoride treatments
- Periodontal disease treatment
- Scaling and root planing
- Oral cancer screening