1589 Port Republic Road, Rockingham, VA 22801

Securing Your Smile: Preventing Dental Decay

June 10, 2024

The World Health Organization reports that dental cavities affect 60-90% of children worldwide and almost every adult. However, with proper oral care, the risk of developing tooth decay can be significantly reduced. At Dr. Jen's Gentle Dentistry, we offer a wide range of preventive and dental services to help individuals of all ages maintain optimal oral health.

The Causes of Tooth Decay and the Importance of Preventative Care

Tooth decay forms when dental plaque is not regularly removed from around the teeth and gums. Factors that increase your risk for tooth decay include a diet high in sugar, acidic foods, and beverages; dry mouth; teeth grinding; receding gums; and deeply grooved dental enamel. As experienced dental professionals, we emphasize the importance of preventative care as the best way to maintain optimal oral health. We also recommend regular checkups to detect and treat dental issues early on, before they can cause more significant damage.

Maintaining a Healthy Smile at Our Dental Office

When you visit our dental office for a checkup, you can trust that your smile is in good hands. We use advanced technology and techniques to thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw for any signs of dental disease or potential problems. In addition to assessing your oral health, every exam conducted by our dentist includes a comprehensive professional cleaning to remove any accumulations of plaque or tartar that you may have missed while brushing or flossing. We'll also review your home care routine and offer guidance on how you can more effectively clean and care for your teeth between checkups.

Protecting Your Teeth with Preventative Dentistry

While tooth decay is a common oral health issue, regular visits to our dental office can help prevent cavities. At Dr. Jen's Gentle Dentistry, we provide personalized, state-of-the-art solutions for all of your dental care needs. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us today.