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.