Preventative care is the first and best way to protect yourself from serious dental issues. "Oral diseases are the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death," according to the World Health Organization. Drs. Emma Galvan and Karl Meek of Perry Hall Dental Care in Nottingham and serving the Perry Hall, MD area offer patients with the preventative care necessary for strong and healthy teeth.
They offer patients several services such as:
Professional Dental Cleanings: Every year, people need to have their teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. A hygienist at the dentist's office removes plaque, sticky bacterial film that accumulates on teeth. Dentists remove plaque off of teeth, between teeth and from under gums. This prevents further accumulation of plaque which turns into tartar, hard plaque, which may cause decay and periodontal disease.
Oral Cancer Screenings: This oral screening examines teeth and soft tissue for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions. Oral cancer screenings detect early stages of mouth cancer to improve chances of being treated. These screenings usually happen during routine dental visits. Your dentist will examine teeth using x-rays and other diagnostic techniques. Your Perry Hall area dentist offers dental visits, which is especially helpful because other issues like bruxism and gingivitis can be detected and dealt with early on as well
Sealants: This is a great way to protect your children's teeth. Sealant material effectively penetrates dental pits and fissures on tooth surfaces to prevent bacterial acid from infiltrating teeth, which causes decay and other dental issues. Sealants also minimize the progression of non-cavitated lesions, demineralized lesions that aren't a result of cavities.
If you have questions about what kind of preventative services your dentist provides, just call Drs. Emma Galvan and Karl Meek of Perry Hall Dental Care in Nottingham and serving the Perry Hall, MD area. They also teach patients on how to maintain a healthy oral regimen so don't hesitate to contact them today.