Turlock Family Dentistry practice discusses the importance of preventative care
Dr. Ramsin K. Davoud DDS of Turlock Family Dentistry answers your questions regarding the importance of preventative care.
Q: Why is basic dental care so important in life?
A: Basic dental care has a dramatic impact on your health and the appearance of your smile. We all know that our smile can be a huge asset to us: It helps us connect with other people, and benefit us in professional and social situations. A beautiful smile can be a source of confidence. Alternatively, a smile marred by decay or disease can have the opposite effect. It can become a source of embarrassment and even impede our ability to perform daily functions like eating and speaking. Investing the time in basic dental care is important for all of our patients.
Q: If you can briefly explain what a dental care plan involves …
A: The first component of prevention is professional care. This includes biannual visits to the dentist so we can perform examinations, x-rays, and professional cleanings. These exams are vital to maintaining your smile in the most attractive way. These exams enable us to monitor your teeth and gums and identify problem areas before they get out of control and become difficult to treat. The professional cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar that brushing alone may not completely remove.
Q: How important is at-home care?
A: At-home care, which is the second component in our dental care plan, is extremely important. In addition to visiting the dentist, it is important that you take proper care of your teeth at home. Brushing the teeth at least twice each day and flossing once a day is vital to oral health. It is also important to eat a well-balanced diet, avoid too many sugary foods, and quit smoking or using tobacco products.
Q: Is dental care very costly?
A: The cost of neglecting basic dental care can be high. Certain restorative treatments for decay and disease can be costly. With regular dental care and good oral hygiene routines at home, patients can avoid large bills and enjoy all of the benefits of a beautiful and healthy smile.
Q: How do patients contact you?
A: If you are in the Turlock, CA area, you can call us today at (209) 666-8867 to schedule your regular check-up. We are here to help both existing and new patients learn about the benefits of taking care of your smile.