Preventive Dental Care
Serving McMinnville and Surrounding Areas of Oregon
The goal of preventive care is to protect your smile from damage caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and other damaging dental conditions. Preventive dentistry works to avert these diseases before they cause damage that requires repair.
We offer a number of preventive dental treatments to help you keep your smile in the best possible health. These services include dental sealants and dental cleanings; visiting our office regularly ensures that we detect and treat any early signs of damage before they become more extensive and painful.
There are several steps you can take to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Our dentist and team recommend that you follow these guidelines to help minimize your chances for developing cavities:
- Brush and floss your teeth every day. You should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.
- Maintain a balanced, healthy diet with a limited amount of very sugary or acidic foods.
- Visit our office at least twice a year for a routine teeth cleaning and dental exam.
- Ask our team about dental sealants and fluoride treatment to see if they are right for your smile.
At Evans Street Dental Center, our dentist, Dr. Natalya Ramsay, and our team believe in the importance of maintaining good oral health, and we do so with patient education and preventive dental care. Through regular cleanings and other procedures, we help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.
Dr. Ramsay and staff are here to help you maintain and improve your oral health by coaching you in preventive care and at-home dental hygiene. We will remove all plaque from your teeth during your professional cleaning at our office.
Unfortunately, the effects of this cleaning are short-lived if you fail to maintain good dental hygiene once you leave our office. In fact, plaque begins to build up again almost immediately and will be back to the previous levels within 36 hours if you do not properly floss, brush, and follow other instructions provided by our dentist and hygienist.
At Evans Street Dental Center, preventive care includes helping you to better understand how you can clean your smile and maintain good dental health. We welcome you to call our office today at (503) 472-1402 to learn more about preventive dental care in McMinnville, Oregon, and how we, as your oral health coach, can help you keep your smile in good health.