What is the difference between preventive and general dentistry?
Preventive dentistry lays the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, and dental health prevention contributes to overall wellness at every age. Our Chesterfield, MO dental office is committed to helping families just like yours realize healthy smiles through the years.
General dentistry, on the other hand, equals maintenance—or providing specific services to keep your teeth vital and healthy. Filling cavities is a great example of general dentistry.
Good Habits Equal Healthy Families
The American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing at least twice per day, visiting our dentist regularly, and scheduling and keeping twice-yearly dental cleaning appointments.
These practices help prevent cavities, especially in children who are more prone, and periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a gum disease that can lead to tooth loss and systemic infections, which is why prevention is so important.
In children specifically, or adults who are prone to cavities and infections, we provide sealants and fluoride treatments as part of a good prevention plan.
Our dentist, who was recently named one of the best dentists in the St. Louis area, provides comprehensive and customized treatment plans based on unique oral health profiles. No two patients are alike!
Contact Chesterfield Valley Dental Today
If you haven’t made an appointment in awhile, are new to the area, or are between dentists, we’d love to treat all your family’s oral health needs in our Chesterfield, MO dental office. Get in touch with us to schedule an exam!