What is preventive care?

Preventive dental care focuses on helping you keep your smile in optimal health. We focus on educating our patients on preventive care, helping you maintain good dental health for life. Our dentist offers the following preventive dental treatments:

  • Dental cleanings: A professional cleaning is more effective than regular brushing and flossing. By removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, we can help to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.
  • Dental exams: Routine exams are important because they allow our dentist to detect any dental problems before they cause serious damage and pain.
  • Fluoride treatment: A naturally found mineral, fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay.
  • Dental sealants: Sealants are thin coatings that are placed on the chewing surface of the teeth. This treatment also helps to prevent tooth decay.

Perhaps even more important, however, is that you maintain good dental hygiene at home between visits to our office. Dr. Shivaprasanna Rai recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and eat a balanced diet with a limited amount of sugary foods and carbonated drinks. This helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy!

For more information about preventive care in Stafford, Virginia, please feel free to contact us today at Rai Family Dentistry.