Detecting tooth decay and gum disease early is a very helpful part of your oral health, but not as helpful as preventing tooth decay and gum disease in the first place. Our Ramapo family dentist, Dr. Baruch B. Lifshitz, recommends a preventative plan that includes strategic advice on how to promote strong and healthy teeth in your life day to day as well as a twice yearly visit to our office for a complete dental exam including x-rays and a dental cleaning.
At your first meeting with our dental hygienist, your oral hygiene regimen will be discussed along with helpful suggestions on how to improve it and maximize your results. That is just the beginning, however. On each visit to our Ramapo family dentist, we will take the time to review your progress and talk about any adjustments that may be helpful. The goal is to reinforce what is already working for you and to make changes to those things that are not. Keeping your teeth and gums in tip top shape is a team effort. We work with you to ensure that. Certainly, proper brushing technique, vigorous flossing, and even dental rinses are a part of preventative dentistry. Another is what you choose to eat and drink and just as important, what you choose not to. Sugar should be minimized in your diet. We will also talk with you about foods that promote healthier teeth and gums.
Tooth decay and gum disease can possibly form even though you are working hard to prevent it. That is why it is still essential to get your twice yearly checkup with our Ramapo family dentist. X-rays and a complete physical examination of your mouth will reveal any signs of potential tooth decay or gum disease, both of which may progress without any symptoms or pains to warn you. When caught early, both are easily treatable and usually you can get right back on track toward optimal oral health right away.
When you consider the pain as well as time, effort, and money that tooth decay and gum disease can lead to, preventative dentistry makes good sense. Our Ramapo family dentist and our entire staff will help to keep you smiling and free of disease to the greatest extent possible.