The Importance of Preventive Care

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
February 19, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Proper oral care isn't only essential to maintaining the health of your mouth, but also in your general wellbeing. That's why here at our office in Woodbridge, VA, your dentist, Dr. Charles L. Sours, Jr. helps patients of all stages maintain a healthy smile by teaching them the proper way to reduce plaque and tartar formation, prevent periodontal disease, and avoid dental injury. Read on to learn more about the importance of preventive dentistry.

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry teaches you the basics of oral care to help maintain a healthy mouth. Dr. Sours helps patients develop these habits early in life to reduce gum recession, prevent teeth from acquiring chips/cracks, and prevent the need for extensive restorations. Your teeth should be clean, strong, and white, but sometimes, this isn't easy to achieve alone. Fortunately, our Woodbridge office is here to help.

The Goal of Preventive Care

Preventive dental care lessens the effects and development of gingivitis, periodontitis, cavities, and enamel loss. Patients of all ages benefit from this type of dentistry because it is the driving force to keep permanent teeth for a lifetime. Services usually include oral exams every three to six months, extensive teeth cleanings during each visit to our office, and regular x-ray screenings to ensure that everything is in good standing. Even if you are missing teeth, it's never too late to receive dental treatment.

The Importance Of Preventive Care

Dr. Sours offers preventive dental treatment to help patients in Woodbridge, VA, strengthen teeth to avoid breakage, resist decay, and improve their immune system in the process. After all, oral germs that cause periodontal disease regularly enter the bloodstream and quickly spread throughout the body. If you don't establish preventive care habits such as adequate oral hygiene, and annual visits to the dentist, you raise your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Contact Us

For more information about preventive dentistry and other services provided, visit our website. To schedule an appointment at our Woodbridge, VA, dental office, please call (703) 491-2131.