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2233 North Hamline Ave.
Suite 320
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-0655

At Personal Care Dentistry, we believe that prevention is better than a cure. With this in mind, we would like to explain the options available to our clients in Roseville, Minnesota in order to maintain a healthy mouth.

What is preventative dentistry?

This type of oral care begins at home with daily care. Regular brushing, daily flossing, and using a high-quality mouthwash are the first steps to maintaining a healthy smile. This type of care can help prevent you from needing more dental treatment in future. Regular visits to your dentist are recommended to ensure that issues are spotted before they develop into something that is difficult to treat. 

What can happen if you neglect your oral health?

Neglecting your oral health at age can be detrimental to your overall health. But it is never too late to start. Preventative dentistry can benefit everyone of any age, even babies who have cut their first tooth. The obvious side effects of neglecting your oral health is damage to your teeth. Decay and gum disease can cause bad breath and tooth loss if left untreated. These issues can be bad enough but they can also be the cause of secondary illnesses if they are not dealt with in a timely manner. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes have all been linked to poor oral hygiene. This is why any issues with your teeth must be addressed as soon as possible. 

What are the benefits to preventative dentistry?

As well as benefiting your overall health, preventative dentistry can save you money. By stopping tooth decay and gum disease before they develop into serious issues, you can avoid costly restorative procedures. Preventive dentistry is easier and cheaper than other forms of dentistry care. By caring for your teeth at home, supported by regular checkups with our team, we can identify problems early to keep costs down and treatments to a minimum.

How our team can support you

The team at Personal Care Dentistry can support you and your oral hygiene in a number of ways. We offer cleanings using specialized equipment to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Once your teeth are clean, we can give you further instructions tailored to your needs. This can include information on how to brush your teeth correctly and information about foods that cause decay. Depending on what your needs are, we can recommend further treatments. These include-

  • Cosmetic treatments such as veneers or crowns to prevent a tooth from cracking or breaking completely
  • Screenings for oral cancer and other disease
  • Gum evaluation to ensure gums stay healthy
  • Digital x-rays to check the mouth for issues that may lie under the gum surface

Preventative dentistry is an important part of your overall health. When you join our family at Personal Care Dentistry, we will ensure your mouth gets a thorough exam and put a tailored preventative plan in place. Contact our office in Roseville, Minnesota, and see what we can offer.