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If you are looking for a dental team that provides the most exceptional preventive care techniques for your oral health, then visit Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery!

What is preventive dental care?

Preventive dental involves maintaining your teeth to help prevent any problems with your oral health. Visit Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery in Harrisonburg, VA, for preventive care. Our team will help ensure you have a healthy, bright, beautiful smile.

Without the use of proper preventive techniques, patients can experience:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Bad Breath
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Injury to the Teeth and Gums
  • Lost Teeth
  • Oral Cancer

We can prevent these problems from occurring or stop them before severe enough to cause serious issues. However, if you are already experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact our practice in Harrisonburg to schedule an appointment today.

How We Use Preventive Care at Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery

Our dentists and dental professionals always look for early signs of disease and tooth decay that may become an issue during your regular visits. Your oral health is our top priority, and we provide techniques to improve it. If a dentist finds signs of disease, they will begin a treatment plan custom to your needs. Treating issues early on provides a better outcome of recovery for patients.

Preventive Dentistry Techniques to Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we offer comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Every patient benefits from the techniques used in preventative dentistry. Our knowledgeable team of professionals helps our patients understand the importance of preventive methods in and out of the dental office. Here are some preventive focuses we apply to our patients’ visits.

Oral Hygiene at Home

During preventive dental visits, our dentists look at your teeth for any signs of cavities or potential problems with your oral health. A big part of preventative care is maintaining a healthy mouth between visits. Our dentists recommend brushing and flossing daily to remove plaque and any food buildup at home. By eliminating food and plaque, you prevent cavities and other dental issues that can become painful if not treated in time. When brushing your teeth, be sure to use a soft touch and brush in circular motions.

Dental Education

Patients often ask what the best way to brush and floss is. At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we recommend switching your toothbrush once every three months, no matter if you are using an electric toothbrush or a regular one. We also recommend changing your toothbrush after you have been sick to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. Replacing your toothbrush is essential in maintaining a healthy mouth and prevents gum disease and tooth decay.

Flossing is just as important as brushing, and we recommend using floss every day to remove plaque from your teeth. If you have gums that bleed, our dentists recommend using a floss threader. Floss threaders are long, thin plastic pieces that help floss between tight teeth remove plaque. If you are having trouble using floss, ask our dentists for instructions on using them.

Preventive Dental Care: Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help prevent cavities by strengthening the enamel and can be applied with brushing, flossing, and rinsing techniques. Our dentist may recommend that children or anyone at risk of dental decay receive professional fluoride treatment. We use fluoride in the office during your routine cleanings to maintain optimal health.

Preventive Dentistry: Dental Sealants

If preventive dental care is on your mind, dental sealants are an inexpensive way to help protect and seal teeth. Dental sealants protect your teeth by preventing plaque buildup around the tooth that can cause cavities or gum disease. This simple procedure can be placed on the back teeth with deep grooves to help protect the enamel.

Regular Office Checkups

We recommend that you visit our dentist every six months so that our doctors can provide the best care for you and you maintain your beautiful smile. Having a schedule that fits your needs is essential to your preventive care, and some may need to see our dental team more often than six months.

Schedule an appointment with our team today!

At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we want every patient to feel comfortable and have a positive experience. We provide a range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, oral cancer screenings, and more, to provide the best dental care possible.