Why preventative and general dentistry is essential for oral health and wellness
Many dental conditions that can occur are often 100% preventable. This is why Drs. Jennifer Wahlen and John Torghele of Wahlen Dentistry in Perry, Utah, encourage patients to be proactive about caring for their teeth and gums. Preventative and general dentistry can significantly reduce or even eliminate a patient’s chance of developing problems such as periodontal disease (gum disease) or tooth decay (cavities). Regular visits to our dental office and proper oral hygiene habits at home can positively affect the smile, allowing patients to enjoy their natural teeth for a lifetime!
What are considered preventative and general dentistry services?
There are several treatments and services provided at Wahlen Dentistry that help patients care for their teeth and gums, including the following:
- Routine dental hygiene appointments. During each hygiene appointment, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned of plaque and tartar buildup. The hygienist will also inspect the teeth for signs of decay or other issues
- Professional dental cleanings. Dental cleanings remove any remaining buildup on the surface of the teeth that may be missed during daily brushing and flossing. Cleanings can help prevent further accumulation of dental plaque and tartar, which can result in the development of cavities and periodontal disease
- Fluoride applications. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps protect teeth against decay by strengthening the enamel on the surface of your teeth. It can also help to remineralize weakened areas of the enamel that have been affected by acid
- Dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin coatings of plastic applied directly to the surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants form a protective barrier against bacteria and food particles, helping to prevent cavities
Schedule your routine treatments at Wahlen Dentistry today!
Preventive and general dentistry is an integral part of maintaining good oral health and wellness. It can help you keep your natural teeth for life and reduce the risk of expensive and damaging infections and decay.
If you are located in and around Perry, UT, and in need of a quality dental team to help you maintain your oral health, call Dr. Jennifer Wahlen or Dr. John Torghele today at (435) 246-4602 to book an appointment at 2480 South Highway 89, Suite A.
Our office also serves patients in and around Brigham City, North Ogden, and Ogden, Utah.