You know preventive dentistry is important, but do you know how often you should see a dentist for regular care? At Mod Squad Dental in Scripps Ranch, we recommend that our patients see Dr. Friedman twice in a 12-month period.
Why so often? Because preventive dentistry works best when care is delivered on a regular basis.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
A preventive dentistry appointment involves two important things: an oral exam and a professional dental cleaning. With both of these, Dr. Friedman and his Scripps Ranch team can help you keep bacteria and plaque in check.
Two of the most common oral health problems—tooth decay and gum disease—are linked to high amounts of bacteria and plaque in the mouth. A professional dental cleaning will help you remove both from above and below the gum line. Plus, with an oral exam, Dr. Friedman can watch for anything that might need to be treated.
Gum disease in particular needs to be treated as quickly as possible. Not only is it a common condition, it’s also the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, and in some studies it’s been linked to other kinds of health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. You can prevent or minimize problems with gum disease by seeing Dr. Friedman on a regular basis.
Are you ready to schedule your first 2014 appointment with Dr. Friedman? Call Mod Squad Dental today. Our office serves patients from Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Penasquitas.