The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

Preventative Dental Care in Baltimore, MDPreventative dentistry is the foundation of any great practice. We believe that preventative dentistry begins with you, at home. Practicing proper brushing and flossing techniques help avoid or deter the progression of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. We pride ourselves in providing and educating our patients on the importance of getting their teeth checked biannually to maintain optimal oral health. When patients neglect their teeth and don’t get checked regularly, complex dental issues like decay, infection, and gum disease can wreak havoc on your health. Avoiding complex problems is key to keeping you smile bright and healthy. Dr. Byron Desbordes and his dedicated team work with patients in a comfortable environment to ensure quality, personalized care.

Benefits of Preventative Care

As mentioned, preventative care can help catch complex problems in its earliest stages. Dr. Desbordes is then able to effectively diagnose and treat your dental issue, and give you the best chance of fixing your dental problem. Some of the benefits of preventative dentistry include:

  • Lessen the chance of cavities
  • Catching or complex dental problems in the early stages
  • Avoiding complex dental problems
  • Reduced risk of secondary health problems
  • Avoid gum disease
  • Reduce tooth decay

What to Expect During You Preventative Care Visit

Dr. Desbordes will talk with you and uncover your habits, oral health practices, and your concerns. From there, Dr. Desbordes will carefully exam your teeth and mouth to determine the overall health of your smile. We use the most advanced equipment in our Windsor Mill office to make sure patients get the best diagnosis and treatment.Patients can expect to receive

  • Digital x-rays as needed
  • Periodontal screening
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Screening for cavities and tooth decay
  • Occlusal (bite) analysis
  • Dental cleaning

Schedule A Consultation

Practicing preventative dental habits at home? Great. Let us see how well you’ve been doing and schedule a consultation in our Windsor Mill office. With over 20 years of dental experience, Dr. Byron Desbordes will help improve your oral health and give you the smile you deserve. Contact us at (410) 216-4023 or request an appointment online.

Author: Dr. Desbordes