Preventive Dental Care

Preventive Dental Care

Preventive dental care is the ultimate key to keeping your teeth healthy throughout your lifetime. Good oral health impacts your general health as well. Preventive dental care and treatments are all about addressing an oral concern before it gets worse. The procedures such as dental cleaning, examinations, and fluoride treatment prevent the onset of any serious oral disease, thus diagnosing and treating the existing dental condition on time.

What are the Benefits of Preventive Dentistry?

  • Preventive dentistry and dental care lower your risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and other serious dental problems.
  • Preventive dental care promotes good oral care habits like brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day.
  • This field of dentistry helps in the early identification of dental problems that may help minimize your cost of treatment.
  • Preventive dental care also helps reduce your dental problems related to various chronic medical conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes, some cancers, and eating disorders.

What Do Preventive Dental Services Include?

  • Teeth Cleanings

Under teeth cleaning, we clean the accumulation of plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. The procedure is divided into two parts – scaling and root planing. Both these steps ensure that your gum line and teeth remain free from the build-up of calculus. Visit us for teeth cleanings twice a year to maintain your oral health.

  • Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment is a popular preventive dental treatment among children. We apply a fluoride-based gel on their teeth to strengthen their enamel and keep cavities at bay.

  • Dental X-ray and Examination

We use different X-rays, such as bitewing X-rays, intraoral X-rays, etc., during your dental examination. Upon finding any problem, we begin your treatment, hence stopping the condition from worsening. People of all age groups should opt for dental examination twice a year.

What’s My Role in Preventive Dental Care?

  • A portion of preventive dental care starts with you. All you need to do is develop healthy dental habits early in life. When you follow a proper oral hygiene routine regularly, you keep many oral conditions like gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, and infections at bay.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day. Reach out to the inside of your teeth and brush at least for 3 minutes.
  • Floss daily after eating food to remove the food particles stuck between your teeth.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash to prevent bad breath.
  • Avoid the consumption of acidic foods and drinks as they harm your tooth enamel.
  • Do not smoke cigarettes or consume any tobacco product as they may lead to serious oral diseases like oral cancer.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Picacho Dental, call (928) 344-3177 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 3325 S Ave 8 E Suite 4, Yuma, AZ 85365.


3325 S Ave 8 E Suite 4, Yuma, AZ 85365

Phone: (928) 344-3177

Office Hours

MON - THU 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Call: (928) 344-3177