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Preventive Dentistry Services in Wareham, MA

Dental professionals recommend brushing after every meal to prevent food particles from causing problems and to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. Along with your at-home dental routine, it’s also important to seek preventive dental care. In Wareham, MA, Southcoast Dental provides preventive dental care for the entire family

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry aims to prevent dental problems from occurring. Along with brushing and flossing at home, you should be scheduling regular cleanings (every 6 months).  It’s also recommended that you have a thorough dental exam and x-rays at least annually. 

  • Preventive dentistry aims to help patients develop good dental hygiene habits. It provides ongoing dental care rather than one-time or emergency care. 
  • During routine preventive care exams, x-rays, and cleanings, your dentist can detect small issues before they become big problems. Not only will this save you time and money, but also pain.

What Is the Patient’s Role in Preventive Dental Care?

As with many aspects of your health, preventive dental care is your responsibility to main good oral health and hygiene. Taking care of your teeth by regularly brushing and flossing is imperative, but there are other things that you can do to ensure your teeth and mouth stay healthy.

Every-Day Dental Care

Taking care of your oral health begins with watching the food you eat and the beverages you consume. Avoid acidic drinks like coffee, tea, sodas, and carbonated beverages. You may also want to avoid hard, crunchy foods that could potentially damage your teeth. 

Maintain Oral Health

No matter what you eat or drink, it’s important to clean your teeth and mouth once you’re finished with a meal. A good brush and floss will go a long way toward removing food debris and rinsing those sugars and acids away. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth from drying out.

Preventative Care Provided by Southcoast Dental

Your dental health is vital to your overall health and well-being. Dr. James Kiehl and everyone here at Southcoast Dental believes preventive dental care is key to good dental health. We offer:

Teeth Cleaning

We recommend that you have your teeth cleaned every six months. It’s a painless preventative procedure that can help eliminate issues later. We use the latest techniques to remove tartar and plaque from between your teeth and along the gumline. 

Complete Oral Exam

Before an oral exam, we will take x-rays of your mouth to see what’s happening. During the exam, we will take a close look at each of your teeth as well as your gums. The dentist will also check your bite to assess how your jaws fit together.

Oral Cancer Screening

The dentist will perform a visual, oral cancer screening during your exam. They feel under your chin and then check the insides of your lips, sides of your tongue, and the roof and floor of your mouth for signs of cancer. 

Night Guards & Sports Guard

For patients that grind their teeth at night, we can help with specially fitted night guards. This helps eliminate the effects of grinding and clenching the jaw at night. We can also create custom sports guards that protect your teeth during athletic activities.

Schedule a Preventive Dentistry Appointment Today

Your teeth can stay healthy and strong throughout your life if you take good care of them. Watch what you eat, drink plenty of water, and brush and floss after every meal. Make sure you also use Southcoast Dental for preventive dentistry services with Dr. Kiehl. We offer a wide range of dental services for the entire family in Wareham, MA, including preventive dentistry and emergency dental care; schedule an appointment with us today.