Why Preventative Dental Care Is Essential
The most important dental care advice we give our patients is to keep up with their regular dental checkups and preventive cleanings. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can help improve overall health and wellness, and allow for a higher quality of life. If you have questions about preventative care, teeth cleaning, dental X-Rays, or general dental inquiries, contact us online here or call us at (617) 782-9250.
How Does Preventive Dental Care Work?
New patients are always started up with a full set of x-rays referred to as FMX to set a baseline and point of examination. Preventative care not only means cleaning your teeth of calculus and any other buildups, it is an examination of potential decay, the health of your gums, oral cancer exams, your bite, and any other anomalies of your oral health.
Early detection of decay like cavities can be easily treated in early stages. However, poor dental hygiene can lead to a significant decline in tooth integrity and can affect other aspects of your general health outside of dental health. It's imperative that patients regularly practice oral hygiene tactics at home like brushing and flossing, but it's just as important to see a dental expert like Dr. Nazila Bidabadi and her team of specialists who can spot these early signs and intervene.
How Often Should I Get A Dental Check-Up?
It varies from one patient to another. Most patients that do not have gum issues have twice a year preventative care visits. This above the gum line cleaning is referred to as Prophylaxis care. In some patients, this may have to be done more than twice a year.
The other type of care which is done below the gum line and is performed once every three months. This preventative care is called periodontal maintenance. Before the start of periodontal cleaning, a deep gum level cleaning is performed which is called periodontal scaling and root planing.
All hygienists in Dr. Baidabadi’s practice schedule the follow-up visit at the end of each visit to make sure all of our patients keep up with their regular checkups.
Hear What Our Patients Have to Say!
"Love going to get my teeth cleaned! Staff is always welcoming, knowledgeable, and caring. They never push anything on a patient. Great dentistry!" — R.F
"I’ve been going to Dr Bidibadi for most of my adult life. Her team has always been professional, friendly, incredibly helpful and accommodating. I feel fortunate to have had Dr Bidibadi and her team taking care of my dental health all these years." — E.C
"Every time I come here, I Have a wonderful experience. The staff here are so friendly and talk me through the procedures. Dr. Bidabadi is fantastic and very practical in terms of the treatments she recommends. I would 100% recommend coming here." — M.Z
Schedule a Preventative Dentistry Checkup with Dr. Bidabadi
To schedule your next dental check-up or to learn more about the services we have available at Soft-Touch Dentistry, please call our Brighton office at (617) 782- 9250 or our Netwon office at (617) 332-8146. You can also fill out our appointment request form below, and our staff will get back to you at the earliest. Soft Touch Dentistry looks forward to serving you!