The importance of preventive dental care
At Family Dental Choice of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Philip Hahn and his professionals want patients to fully understand that their oral health and wellness are in their hands! With preventive dentistry services and proper home habits, patients can keep their smiles cavity-free and free from periodontal disease with routine care.
What are some preventive dental services available at Family Dental Choice?
At our office, patients may benefit from the following preventive dental services:
- Dental cleanings. You are strongly advised to visit Dr. Hahn and his team at least every six months for deep cleaning from our dental hygienists. This removes plaque and tartar that can lead to cavities and gum disease, which is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
- Dental evaluations. You should visit your dentist every six months for a complete dental evaluation. This may include x-rays to monitor the health of the teeth beyond where the eyes can see.
- Dental sealants. These are thin coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars, helping to prevent cavity-causing bacteria from collecting in the pits and grooves of these teeth. If you are between the ages of 6 and 16, we may recommend dental sealants as a preventive measure.
- Dental fillings. Dr. Hahn offers composite restorations that can be used to repair small cavities in your teeth. A filling is also an effective way to restore a tooth that has suffered from severe wear and tear from conditions such as bruxism, which is unwanted clenching and grinding of the teeth that can result in long-term damage.
Request a visit with the team at Family Dental Choice
Dr. Philip Hahn and his team in Charlotte, NC, work directly with you to provide customized treatments while ensuring you take proper care of your smile between appointments with good oral health habits, including daily brushing and flossing. If you are ready to learn more about preventive dental services and ways to keep your smile healthy, call our team at (704) 741-1307 to request a consultation visit at 16049 Johnston Road, Suite I.