Preventive dentistry services include regular checkups, cleanings with the hygienist, and x-rays
At Bayer & Fahl our preventive dentistry services in Waukesha focus on consistent routine dental hygiene practices and daily procedures that prevent tooth decay and other conditions. The best preventative measures are attained through a combination of chair-side examinations and counseling by our dentists, cleanings with a dental hygienist, x-rays, and home dental care by patients. Read what the American Dental Association says about the importance of routine dental visits.
Regular Checkups with a Dentist
Our Waukesha dentists conduct a thorough oral examination by checking your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay or gingivitis among other dental health conditions.
Generally a dental condition is painless at first. By the time tooth or other pain is present, the condition has set in and unnecessary damage may have been done. It is important to have routine dental checkups every six months so our dentist can identify any problems before you are experiencing pain.
Routine Cleanings by a Dental Hygienist
Like regular checkups, a tooth cleaning by a dental hygienist is recommended a minimum of once every six months. Despite even the most vigilant daily brushing and flossing, a dental hygienist removes plaque and stains that routine brushing and flossing cannot get. Teeth cleanings by a hygienist can also expose early signs of tooth decay that may otherwise go unseen. Be sure to schedule your next tooth cleaning at our Waukesha office when you come in for your regular checkup.
Digital Dental X-rays
At Bayer & Fahl we use digital x-rays. Digital X-rays reduce radiation by up to 75% compared to conventional x-rays, making it safer for our patients.
Dental X-rays enable our dentist to identify dental conditions that are otherwise unseen by the naked eye. Some of common dental problems include conditions below the gum line, and cavities between teeth. Come to our Waukesha office for routine x-rays and enjoy a happy, healthy mouth.
Home Preventive Care
By far the most vital step of routine preventive dentistry is performed at home between visits, cleanings, and x-rays.
Our dentists recommend brushing and flossing a minimum of twice daily, or after every meal. Daily brushing and flossing will remove plaque that forms on your teeth. It’s important to remove plaque before it builds up and produces dental tartar. Dental tartar is a sticky, acid-making bacteria which leads to tooth decay and other oral conditions.
Take care of your teeth and experience a happy, healthy smile.
There is never a suitable substitute for daily brushing and flossing.
While some products, including water irrigation devices (or “water picks”), may be useful for specific applications, they may not be as effective as traditional flossing in the removal of plaque.