Decay Prevention and Control

Protecting your dental health//

Decay Prevention and Control

Protecting your dental health//

Decay Prevention and Control

Decay Prevention and Control

When left untreated, oral health conditions such as gum disease and periodontal disease can have a hugely detrimental impact on your appearance, health, and happiness. However, preventive dentistry will have you smiling once more.

Dr. Rinaldi and his team deliver exceptional decay prevention and control strategies to patients in Chevy Chase and the greater Washington, DC metro area. To learn more, request your initial consultation today.

What Exactly Is Decay Prevention And Control?

Decay prevention and control is a type of preventive dentistry that identifies early signs of tooth decay and uses a range of treatments to stop the progressive disease from escalating to the point where it can cause major oral health problems. It achieves this through immediate action and ongoing changes that promote improved wellness.

Dental decay (caries) and gum (periodontal) disease are both infections of the mouth that occur as a result of the biofilm makeup in the mouth. The bacterial biofilm imbalance can dictate if an individual will get decay and/or proceed from gingivitis to periodontal disease. Decay prevention and control reduces the dangers by:

  • Using extensive oral hygiene treatments.
  • Balancing the mouth’s pH levels through diet and other steps.
  • Removing decay and placing dental fillings to stop further tooth decay.
  • Identifying systemic diseases and their potential impacts.
  • Creating a home dental hygiene strategy.

Our comprehensive diagnostics ensure that the decay prevention strategy is tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. When supported by biannual visits to our state-of-the-art practice, maintaining great oral health and general wellness is easier than you think.

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Why Fight Gum Disease With Preventive Dentistry?

Decay prevention and control therapies can offer a wide range of benefits for patients of any age. These therapies are often best suited to those with minor decay, severe tooth caries, and anyone simply wishing to incorporate a better approach to oral health as part of their whole body wellness program. 

The harsh reality is that home dental care alone will not deliver the outcomes you may be looking for. With professional preventive dentistry, including decay prevention strategies, the following outcomes are often achieved:

  • Protecting your natural bite and the condition of your jawbone. This supports speech, eating, and various daily tasks.
  • Preventing esthetic changes to the mouth, such as the signs of visible decay, discoloration, or lost teeth.
  • Stopping the bad bacteria and biofilm from causing damage to the respiratory system or other body parts from blood infections.
  • Achieving fresh breath and cleanliness.
  • Saving money in the long run by avoiding the major corrective dentistry treatments needed to correct lost and decayed teeth.

A healthy mouth is indicative of whole-body wellness, and preventive dentistry enables you to achieve all of the above benefits while also restoring your sense of self-confidence. To discover more, contact Dr. Rinaldi to discuss the process in detail.

The Collection at Chevy Chase
5481 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 221
Chevy Chase, MD 20815