The importance of preventative dentistry

Just as you take good care of your car to keep it running great with oil changes, checking the brakes and tires, your smile also needs the same attention. When you take good care of your smile with preventive dental care with Green Dental Health and Aesthetics of Nashville, Tennessee, you are taking the steps necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life! Dr. Spalding Green and his team are committed to educating patients on how to care for their smiles to avoid developing issues such as periodontal disease, infection, and tooth decay.

The importance of oral health and preventive dentistry

Natural tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body. However, it is still susceptible to problems when patients do not adequately care for their smiles. Disorders such as tooth decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common issues that may arise in patients who do not maintain proper oral health habits at home. These conditions can cause irreversible damage to the teeth and gums, leaving patients at risk for lost teeth, gums, and even jawbone.

Preventive dental services available at Green Dental Health and Aesthetics

Below are just a few of the treatments and services available by our team to help patients achieve and maintain oral health and wellness:

  • Routine dental cleanings (prophylaxis)
  • Periodontal cleanings, including scaling and root planing
  • X-ray imaging
  • Fluoride applications
  • Sealants
  • Education for home care

What should I be doing at home to care for my smile?

Patients should:

  • Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Change their toothbrush when showing signs of wear or after illnesses, typically every three months
  • Floss at least once a day to remove food particles between the teeth
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash to keep breath fresh and fight bacteria
  • Call their dentist as soon as problems arise

Schedule time to speak to Dr. Spalding Green about preventative care

If you are interested in learning more about preventive dental care solutions for the smile and live in the area of Nashville, Tennessee, we welcome you to book an appointment with Green Dental Health and Aesthetics. Call (615) 209-9321; the office is located at 2000 Richard Jones Road, Suite #166.