2900 Bluecutt Rd., #2
Columbus, MS 39705

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry involves taking care of your dental hygiene in order to prevent problems in the future. Preventative dentistry usually refers to regular brushing and flossing, but for preventative dentistry to be successful you must follow all of the advice given to you by the dentist or hygienist. We recommend patients come in for a cleaning based on a customized plan. During your visits for cleaning the hygienist and dentist can assess what needs to be done to protect your teeth from future problems. Our hygienists look for signs of oral cancer. Gum disease, grinding, broken teeth or restorations. Depending upon your needs the dentist will determine what course of treatment is best for you. Preventative dentistry may begin in the office. But must be carried out at home.

Tips:

  • Brush at a 45-degree angle toward your gums
  • Brush for at least two minutes two to three times a day
  • Floss daily, but using a waterpark can also help
  • If you use mouthwash to make sure that it Is alcohol-free
  • Avoid sugary food and drinks, rinse with water after drinking or eating them
  • Have your teeth cleaned as often as your dentist and hygienist suggest
  • Use a toothpaste with the least amount of additives

One of the most prevalent problems resulting from lack of proper preventative dentistry is Gum Disease (also known as Periodontal Disease). Periodontal disease is a sickness describing disease around the tooth. Periodontal disease develops as a result of the chronic buildup of high levels of harmful, destructive bacteria under the gums and around the teeth. These bacteria flourish inside the gum pocket that surrounds each tooth, resulting in chronic infection and inflammation and erosion of the jawbone.

 

Tips:

  • Brush at a 45-degree angle toward your gums
  • Brush for at least two minutes two to three times a day
  • Floss daily, but using a waterpark can also help
  • If you use mouthwash to make sure that it Is alcohol-free
  • Avoid sugary food and drinks, rinse with water after drinking or eating them
  • Have your teeth cleaned as often as your dentist and hygienist suggest
  • Use a toothpaste with the least amount of additives

One of the most prevalent problems resulting from lack of proper preventative dentistry is Gum Disease (also known as Periodontal Disease). Periodontal disease is a sickness describing disease around the tooth. Periodontal disease develops as a result of the chronic buildup of high levels of harmful, destructive bacteria under the gums and around the teeth. These bacteria flourish inside the gum pocket that surrounds each tooth, resulting in chronic infection and inflammation and erosion of the jawbone.

PSC Family Dentistry