Preventive Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Midtown , New York, NY

Preventive Dentistry

To keep your oral health in good shape, preventive dentistry can protect it and keep it healthy. Marc Gainor, DMD, MAGD, and the expert dental team at Rockefeller Dentistry in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York, New York, offer superior preventive dentistry services. To schedule an evaluation of your oral health, call the friendly office staff today or use the online booking tool.

Preventive Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry refers to a set of practices and procedures that prevent dental problems from developing or worsening. Preventive dentistry services at Rockefeller Dentistry encourage proper dental hygiene habits and regular checkups that include professional cleanings to prevent dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear from occurring or progressing.

What services does preventive dentistry offer?

Preventive dentistry services mostly deal with primary prevention to keep dental problems at bay. These services include:

  • Dental cleaning and oral examination to detect issues as early as possible
  • Instruction on proper dental hygiene
  • Dietary recommendations that protect the teeth
  • Sealants and fluoride treatments to strengthen and protect the teeth
  • Early cavity detection for prompt treatment
  • X-rays to detect any dental issues that cannot be seen

The Rockefeller Dentistry team also offers educational tips and resources to help you maintain a proactive role in your oral health.

How often should I have preventive dentistry appointments?

The frequency of preventive dentistry appointments usually varies based on your individual needs and your oral health status. For example, you may require regular appointments more often if you have gum disease or other dental issues. In addition, more-frequent preventive dentistry appointments might be recommended if you’re prone to getting cavities. 

However, the Rockefeller Dentistry team recommends that everyone visit the practice for regular checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. These appointments are usually spaced six months apart, which is enough time to detect any issues and treat them promptly before they worsen.

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry offers several benefits to patients, including:

Prevents dental problems before they worsen

Regular checkups and cleanings can help detect dental issues in their early stages.

Improves oral health

Regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and proper dental hygiene can keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Promotes overall health

Poor oral health has been linked to several health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Preventive dentistry can help ward off these health issues.

Call Rockefeller Dentistry today to book a preventive dentistry appointment, or use the online scheduler at your convenience.