Learn about Dental Cleanings & Prevention in Lakewood Ranch, FL
A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. At Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to provide patients of all ages with long-lasting preventive dental care.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of Dr. Scala to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. During routine cleanings and exams every 6 months, our Lakewood dentists check your smile for indicators of more serious dental problems. If we find anything, we'll begin developing a treatment plan for restoring the health, function, and aesthetics of your smile.
For children, regular dental visits may also include the placement of sealants and fluoride rinses, which are great preventive treatments that help protect developing teeth. Our Lakewood Ranch family dentists will also closely monitor the development of your child's smile to determine whether they'll need future treatments such as orthodontics or wisdom teeth extraction.
Schedule your Next Dental Visit Today!
Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile. For more information about general and family dentistry in Lakewood Ranch, call our dentists today to schedule your next cleaning and exam.