Prevention First

What is Preventative Care?

Preventative care is crucial to keeping your mouth and teeth healthy. We advise our patients to come into the office every six months for a comprehensive exam and cleaning. During this time, Dr. Andrew Turchin will check for signs of decay as well as periodontal disease and oral cancer. Routine dental care can prevent small problems from getting out of hand and requiring more treatment.

Why do you need Preventative Care?

If left untreated, small dental or oral problems can become more advanced and require more invasive treatment to repair. Preventative care doesn’t mean only checking for existing problems, but it also prevents problems from starting in the first place. A thorough cleaning as well regular exams done by Dr. Andrew Turchin can help to prevent issues like gingivitis, decay, and periodontal disease from occurring or advancing. Every member of the family should visit the dentist twice a year for routine preventative treatment.

What are the benefits of Preventative Care?

Prevention is far better for your oral and dental health than having to treat existing dental problems. Bacterial overgrowth can cause issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. With effective preventative care, you can avoid these problems or begin treating them when they first start to develop. Dr. Andrew Turchin is here to provide you and your family with quality preventative care.

What can you expect when receiving Preventative Care?

It’s important to make time to come in for your bi-annual appointments each year. You will first have x-rays taken of your teeth to check for signs of decay and other intraoral problems. Next, a thorough cleaning is done by our hygienist who will work to remove plaque and hardened tartar. The hygienist will then measure your gums to check for signs of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Once the cleaning is complete, Dr. Andrew Turchin will come into the room to perform an exam, checking for signs of decay, loose restorations, and oral cancer. The exam is done quickly and comfortably.

If you are in need of preventative care, call us today so we set you up with an appointment with Dr. Turchin.

Preventive Care

The best way to prevent complicated, and costly, dental procedures down the line is to take action now. And below are a few tips for preventing periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, as well as other dental issues. Remember that the mouthis the gateway to the body, and inflammatory diseases like periodontal disease have been linked to Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, and a whole host of other systemic disorders.

Brush Your Teeth

Brushing after meals helps remove food debris and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. Don’t forget to include your tongue, where bacteria loves to hide. We recommend an electric brush, like the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Professional, to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Floss

Flossing at least once a day helps remove food particles and plaque between teeth and along the gum line that your toothbrush can’t quite reach. Our office suggests Coco Floss, one of the softest and most-cleansing dental floss on the market.

Swish With Mouthwash

Using a mouthwash can help reduce plaque and can remove remaining food particles that brushing and flossing missed. We recommend Olas marine bio-active mouthrinse, infused with naturally rich sea salts and algae combined with organic essential oils to restore fresh breath and promote healthy oral hygiene.

Know Your Risk

Age, smoking, diet and genetics, and diabetes can all increase your risk for periodontal disease and other dental issues. If you are at increased risk, be sure to talk with Dr. Turchin or one of our hygienists.

See Your Hygienist

Both of our world-class hygienists, Belem and Matt, provide comprehensive care at every visit, which includes examining your teeth, plaque level, gums, bite, bone structure and other risk factors. Identifying symptoms early is key to protecting your teeth and gums.

So take care of your oral health this month, and this year! If you’re overdue, don’t hesitate to call us at 970-925-7730 to see your hygienist soon. Or stop by our front desk to grab any of the products hand-picked by Dr. Turchin. Your smile will surely thank you.