“Live Mouth Smart” is a theme for world oral health day which aims to highlight the importance of oral health for a healthy body. Dentistry now a day has taken up by leaps and bounds. Advances in clinical care in dentistry have been vivid, but the profession for decades has strived to outline its more general relationship to patient health, specifically the importance of oral health to general health. Preventive approach in dental practice has been cited as a reason for caries decline in recent decades and as a major part of the service-mix of dental practices in the future.
Preventive dental care is the key goal of your oral health care and should be performed on a regular basis to ensure a lifelong healthy smile. The goal of Woodbridge Smiles is to help patients maintain their oral health, as well as to help avoid dental problems in the future. Preventive dental care is an important part of an excellent quality of life, now and as you age and negligence of these will leads to disastrous outcomes such as gums diseases, dental caries etc. We at Woodbridge Smiles provide preventive treatment in three categories i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary prevention techniques, which can involve patient- or professionally applied methods. These include: oral hygiene (instruction), pit and fissure sealants (‘temporary’ or ‘permanent’), fluoride applications (patient- or professionally applied), dietary assessment and advice (modification), other measures to help remineralize demineralized tissue and other measures to help modify the biofilm to reduce the cariogenic challenge.
Primary prevention consists of measures which prevent the development of the clinical signs of caries in the absence of disease, i.e. prevent the initiation of the disease. Secondary prevention focuses on the rapid and effective treatment of disease at an early stage and includes measures which arrest and reverse and both the progression of caries after initiation of clinical signs. Tertiary prevention includes measures which remove the irreversible tooth damage and replace it in such a way as to prevent further caries progression.
Visiting our Woodbridge Smiles, for clinical examination and professional dental cleaning twice a year gives us the opportunity to spot dental problems early on and screen for caries, gum disease and dietary advice. Highlighting problems early can save time and money down the road.
14904 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 304
Woodbridge, VA 22191