Preventative Dentistry in Rochester NY
If you have cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems, you trust a dentist to treat your teeth. But if you practice preventative dentistry, you can avoid many of these issues in the first place.
That's why Dr. David K. Skeels and staff focus so heavily on preventative dentistry at our Rochester, NY office. We clean all of your family members' teeth, from your toddler to your grandmother. We also answer your questions about dental hygiene and help you learn the best way to care for your teeth.
Preventative Dentistry at Our Rochester, NY Office
We recommend you visit our office at least twice a year for a dental cleaning. Regular cleanings keep your teeth healthy so they can help you bite, chew, and speak.
When your teeth don't receive regular cleanings, the bacteria in your mouth produce a sticky film called plaque, which can turn into tartar. Plaque and tartar allow bacteria to wear away your tooth's enamel and cause your tooth to decay.
During a teeth cleaning, Dr. Skeels and his staff use dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar and to clean stains. Dr. Skeels also examines your teeth and gums and checks your bite. This check up ensures your teeth don't have any problems that require further treatment.
Preventative Dentistry at Home
While twice-yearly cleanings are crucial, the work you do at home is just as important to keep your mouth healthy. Dr. Skeels and his staff teach you about proper oral hygiene practices. To keep your teeth healthy in between checkups, you should:
- Eat healthy, nutritious foods
- Brush and flossing daily
- Avoid smoking
Even your youngest children can develop positive oral hygiene habits. Dr. Skeels and his staff instruct your children on how to care for their teeth. They make sure your children have a positive experience visiting the dentist so they'll happily return in the future.
You prevent future dental problems when you schedule an appointment for preventative dentistry in Rochester, NY. Call us at (585) 467-7000.