The American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend going to the dentist once or twice a year for preventive dental care, which includes a checkup and dental cleaning. Regular dental appointments allow your dentist to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and to diagnose potential issues early enough to treat, especially when it comes to tooth decay and gum disease (one of the leading causes of tooth loss according to the ADA and CDC). But many people put off going to the dentist until something goes wrong, usually in the form of pain, bleeding or swollen gums, or an infection. If you have been putting off your routine dental exams, rest assured that you are not alone. The good news is that it is never too late to invest in your oral health, and making an appointment to for a checkup is the first step. Dr. Raymond Della Porta, a dentist in Vero Beach, FL, offers a full range of comprehensive dental treatment to restore or preserve your oral health.
Preventive Dental Care in Vero Beach, FL
Cosmetic dental problems like stains and discolorations, or chips and cracks are generally easier to spot with the naked eye than oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Because it can be difficult to tell whether your teeth and gums are actually healthy just by looking at them, regular dental check-ups are necessary to get a thorough and accurate portrait of your oral health. Although your teeth may look strong and healthy when you smile, you won't be able to tell whether you have plaque or bacteria buildup until your dentist thoroughly examines your teeth and gums.
Fluoride treatments can help to both prevent damage and repair teeth damaged by tooth decay in both children and adults.
Find a Dentist in Vero Beach, FL
A healthier, more vibrant smile can be just a phone call away. For more information, contact our office by calling (772) 567-1025 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Della Porta today.