Your dental health is our top priority
We believe a successful preventative dental program begins at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It continues in the dental office with strategic preservation and restoration efforts. At the Williamsburg Center for Dental Health, we strive to provide our patients with the most current knowledge on caring for their teeth to support and encourage consistent habits at home.
Prevention includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help to protect teeth. We emphasize prevention to contribute to your whole-body well-being. A trip to the dentist today can help you avoid serious and costly dental problems. Next time you’re running errands, visit our office across from New Town, Williamsburg to meet Dr. Stacey Hall and the team and pick up more information on our preventative dental care.
PREVENTING TOOTH DECAY IN CHILDREN & ADULTS.
Tooth decay or dental caries and periodontal disease are the most common dental health problems affecting patients of all ages. Even very young children can develop a tooth cavity! Regular dental visits enable our dental care team to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums. We take the time to get to know our patients so that we can provide the most personalized care possible. Understanding your unique risk factors helps us to keep your smile healthy and educate you on how to avoid oral health issues.
In addition to teeth cleaning and screenings for common concerns, we offer recommendations for avoiding decay. These include:
- Daily brushing and flossing
- Avoiding added sugars in your diet: eat healthy for a healthy and vibrant smile
- Water should be the main source of daily fluids and used after meals to rinse the mouth
- For a sweet tooth, chew sugar-free gum after eating
- Visit the dentist twice a year!
It is also important to know the common signs of developing dental concerns. If you notice increased sensitivity to hot or cold, changes in the color of a tooth, or the fit of your bite and gums that bleed, we recommend scheduling a visit. All of these are signs of decay, damage, or gum disease. When caught and treated early, common dental problems are often easily resolved with conservative measures.
SCREENING FOR COMPLEX CONCERNS.
Preventive dental health visits allow Dr. Hall and our team to provide ongoing screening for more complex oral health concerns. These can include signs of oral cancers, bite problems, and teeth grinding. Dr. Hall looks for the signs of these problems that can affect not only the health of your smile but your daily quality of life. Symptoms such as jaw pain, worn teeth, or changes in the appearance of the gums or soft tissue can indicate a possible problem.
Dr. Hall offers solutions for complex dental problems in our Williamsburg dentist office. From oral appliance therapies for sleep apnea and TMJ disorders to orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, we can help you maintain the health and stability of your smile over time.
PREVENTATIVE DENTAL CARE FAQS
What is the importance of preventive dentistry?
Children benefit from preventive dental care because it sets them up for a lifetime of strong teeth and gums. Good dental hygiene can last a lifetime if it begins with regular checkups and cleanings beginning in childhood. Preventative care is useful in removing bacteria before it has a chance to cause problems.
When should preventive dentistry start?
When your child’s first tooth comes in, you should start brushing his or her teeth daily. Taking your child to our office as soon as their first tooth comes in is a great way to get a head start on your child’s dental care. Children should see their dentist no later than 12 months of age, regardless of if they have started teething yet.
What are 5 ways to prevent dental issues?
The 5 best ways to prevent dental issues are by brushing and flossing twice daily, scheduling regular dental visits, reducing sugar in your diet, increasing fiber levels in your diet, and educating yourself and your children about oral health.
WELCOMING NEW PATIENTS
Join our dental family in Williamsburg by scheduling an appointment with us. If you are looking for a local dentist, desire to restore your oral health, or need a second opinion for a treatment plan we welcome you to contact our office.