Jennifer Kirwan, DDS - Preventative Dentistry

 

While the basis of preventative dentistry starts at home with frequent brushing and flossing and a healthy diet, periodic dental examinations are key to optimal oral health. When a cavity is caught and treated early they don’t have the chance to develop into a painful (and expensive!) toothache. The bacteria in the mouth spread from one tooth to another and if cavities are not treated these cavities spread throughout the mouth. Dental infections, once seated, can spread more easily throughout the body, causing sickness and draining energy. Often in chronic cases the patient doesn’t report pain as the patient doesn’t remember life without cavities. Parenting does not come with an instruction manual and we are eager to help guide your child through this process to establish great oral hygiene habits.

Our preventive approach to dentistry puts a strong emphasis on developing healthy oral hygiene and diet habits. If treatment can be avoided and put off with an increased oral hygiene and fluoride regiment it will be recommended. We believe following up with regular check-ups will allow us to address issues which crop up, helping you evaluate risk factors your child may be at risk of.

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