Posts for tag: Preventive Care

By Omni Dental Group
July 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Many people skipped out on their routine dental visits last year. Getting a checkup twice a year is essential for your oral health, even if you don’t have any concerns. Your dentists can prevent many dental issues from developing or fix them while they are still minor because they are caught early.

Your Bowie, MD, family dentists at Omni Dental Group provide preventive care to keep your smile healthy.

Avoid Dental Issues

Your dentist will give your teeth a professional cleaning to reach all of the areas that you can’t with your toothbrush and floss. This ensures that there is no plaque or tartar built up on your teeth and prevents cavities from forming. It also keeps your teeth whiter for longer.

Catch Dental Concerns Early On

Dental problems don’t get better on their own, so you should never ignore them. Feeling pain in a tooth means that a problem has already advanced. Your dentists can check your teeth for signs of decay and gum disease. By fixing these issues as soon as they develop, you avoid bigger problems in the future. Leaving them untreated can result in infections, costly treatments, more invasive treatments, or even tooth loss.

Cancer Screening

Your dentists also use your preventive care visit to screen for oral cancer. They take a look at your gums and the other soft tissue in your mouth for any signs of cancer. Catching cancer in the early stages makes it much easier to treat and can save your life.

Has it been a while since your last appointment? Don’t wait until you feel pain or have a dental emergency. Schedule your next visit with your Bowie, MD, family dentists to keep your smile in perfect health.

Call (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment with your Bowie, MD, family dentists of Omni Dental Group today.

By Omni Dental Group
February 12, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Preventive Care  

To keep your smile healthy and bright, preventative maintenance is a must. As the old saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and that is especially true when it comes to oral health. Many oral health issues can be avoided with simple routine care and maintenance.Exam

Gingivitis

Gingivitis occurs when bacteria overgrowth in your mouth begins to infect your gums. If this occurs, you may notice your teeth bleeding during brushing and flossing. If left untreated, the condition can advance to periodontal disease, commonly referred to as "gum disease" which is a condition that causes your gums to pull away from your teeth. This can create pockets where food and more bacteria may become trapped, leading to possible tooth decay. Regular visits to your dentist can remove plaque buildup and help prevent gingivitis.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay, also known as "cavities," occurs when the tooth develops holes or pockets where it has become weakened or eroded. These holes trap bacteria and food, leading to further decay or even infection. If the decay reaches the root, a root canal may be necessary. In some cases, decay may cause loss of the tooth. Your dentist can help catch tooth decay early and treat it so it doesn't advance.

Staining

Teeth may become discolored, darkened, or stained over time either by eating or drinking certain foods, or even simply aging. Regular teeth cleanings by your dentist can help keep your teeth white and bright.

Early Prevention

Even babies and children need early preventative care, even thought they will lose their baby teeth. It's important to take care of the baby teeth as they help to guide the permanent teeth into place. They can also develop cavities and infections that cause cause pain and discomfort.

The American Dental Association recommends seeing your dentist every six months for routine cleaning and examination to help prevent problems before they arise. Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD offers dental care for everyone in the family. If it's been awhile since you've had an exam, schedule an appointment with your dentist today.



Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029

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