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Westchester Preventive Dentistry Services

Preventive Dentistry – Your first line of defense for great oral health

Achieving optimal oral health begins with prevention. Prevention includes scheduling and keeping regular dental appointments with the Westchester preventive dentistry office. We know that sometimes your schedule gets busy and putting off a dental cleaning or exam doesn’t seem like a big problem. Your teeth look okay, and you don’t have a toothache, so things must be okay, right?

What you don’t see CAN hurt you

Just because your teeth look and feel okay does not mean there aren’t serious problems developing. Putting off regular dental exams and cleanings can result in serious problems with your family’s oral health:

Severe tooth decay can progress with no symptoms at all until it reaches the inner portion of your tooth. Once this occurs you will probably develop a toothache and may even be at risk for losing the tooth.

  • Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a serious oral health concern that affects approximately three out of four people. Advanced gum disease can be present even though you may have no obvious symptoms.
  • Each year more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. Pre-cancerous cells are not visible to the naked eye and can only be identified by your Elmhurst dentist using a special light called a VELscope.
  • Dental erosion is a widespread problem particularly affecting children and young adults. Erosion of healthy dental enamel occurs when quantities of acidic beverages like colas, energy drinks and fruit drinks are consumed on a regular basis.

Routine dental visits make good sense

The team at Westchester preventive dentistry is dedicated to educating patients about the importance of prevention through routine dental visits. Taking the time out of your busy schedule to follow through with scheduled dental appointments is the most efficient way to ensure that these and other potential problems are detected before they become painful and costly to correct.

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