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What is the goal of preventive dentistry?

The goal of preventive dentistry in Annapolis, MD is to significantly lower your risks for oral health conditions like cavities, infections, and gum disease.

It’s important to remember that an oral health condition like gum disease can lead to complications you may not have considered.

Gum disease has been linked to:

  • Tooth loss
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Low birth weight in babies
  • Heart health issues
  • Lung complications

Consider your oral health part of your overall wellness. Seeing it this way is crucial now and in the future.

Another important aspect of preventive dentistry is oral cancer screenings. Your dentist not only checks you for cavities and other dental-related issues but also provides an oral cancer screening. When caught early, oral cancers are typically more treatable.

What to Expect at Your Regular Checkup

Your dentist provides a visual exam of your teeth, gums, and jaw health. Additionally, we take x-rays if necessary to look at potential issues below the surface or between teeth.

Your professional teeth cleaning clears your teeth and gums of plaque, bacteria, and tartar to give you a clean slate every six months.

For your part, we recommend brushing your teeth and flossing after each meal—or at least twice daily.

Contact Your Annapolis, MD Dentist Today

If it’s time for your six-month preventive checkup, give us a call to schedule your appointment.

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