Our dentists at Ocean Dental are committed to preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. We'll work closely with you to help give you a healthy and beautiful smile.
Preventing dental disease starts at your home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays.
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Your regular 6 month exam and hygiene visits allow the doctor and hygienist to note any changes in both your teeth and gums. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems, and is the key to having a healthy smile. We compare it to having regular maintenance on your vehicle, sort of like a tune-up for your mouth. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that can help protect teeth.
The dental hygienists provide you and your families with routine cleanings to help maintain your oral health. We recommend that you visit your hygienist once every six months, however, we usually tailor and schedule the appointments based on each person’s individual needs. This may mean some people come more frequently and others can wait a little longer between visits, although never more than one year.
Patients are often concerned about what their plan will cover and although plans may have a limit on what they will pay, this does not mean that is the best thing for your health. At-home dental care is also very important to maintain a healthy smile. Our dental hygienists will teach you how to properly brush and floss your teeth to make sure that you have all the tools you need to keep your mouth healthy.
After your dentist has an overall picture of your oral health situation, he will review your recommended customized treatment plan. The needs of our patients are very important to us. We make sure to listen to your concerns and work with you to create an oral health plan that works for your situation.