Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy.
Modern dentistry practices Preventive Dentistry on a daily basis. These procedures are about prevention of decay, early detection of malignant disorders in the mouth like oral cancer or prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. By using radiography, velscope and other preventive measures we can assist the patient in maintaining their oral health.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients to get their mouth evaluated twice in year. This visit should consist of a cleaning, diagnosis of decay and visual inspection of the oral cavity. This will assist in maximizing the patients oral health by preventing dental diseases.
Oral Cancer Screening
The use of the Velscope as an adjunct to early detection of oral cancer is extremely important in the early diagnosis of oral cancer. The dentist uses the Velscope once a year to make sure any lesions of malformation, visible or not, can be evaluated. In doing so, the patient will be aiding in the prevention and growth of any suspicious lesion. Early detection is the aim of preventive dentistry.