When left untreated, dental health conditions such as cavities and gum disease can have a hugely detrimental impact on your appearance, health, and happiness. However, tooth decay prevention 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 Tooth Decay Prevention And Control?
Decay prevention and control is a type of preventive dentistry that identifies early signs of cavities and tooth decay. Decay or cavity prevention is accomplished with a range of treatments to stop the progressive decay from escalating to the point where it can cause major dental 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 dental health and general wellness is easier than you think.