Preventive Care Specialist

Lodi Healthy Smiles

Gladys Cruz, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Lodi, CA

Many common oral health problems, such as decay and gum disease, are actually very easy to avoid. All it takes is the preventive care efforts from the team at Lodi Healthy Smiles in Lodi, California. They provide excellent preventive services, including regular dental cleanings, oral cancer screenings, cavity checks, and more to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Detecting problems early on when they’re easier to treat is the best way to maintain good oral health. To schedule your next dental checkup or cleaning, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What does preventive care consist of? 

Your preventive care includes the consistent work you and your dentist at Lodi Healthy Smiles put into your smile to make sure you avoid serious dental problems. Generally, preventive care consists of: 

  • Regular checkups
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Professional dental cleanings
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Cavity checks
  • Good oral hygiene at home

The team at Lodi Healthy Smiles is dedicated to preventive care and works closely with you to tailor services to your specific needs. 

Why is preventive care important? 

Preventive care is such an important part of your oral health care because it helps limit your risk of serious concerns, including: 

  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Cavities
  • Oral Cancer

Having a smile you’re proud to show off hinges on how much effort you put into your preventive care. 

Staying up to date with regular office visits and practicing good oral hygiene helps keep your smile looking its best, makes your breath smell fresh and boosts your self-confidence. 

Also, paying attention to preventive care lessens the likelihood that you’ll need invasive, costly dental procedures in the future.

How can I contribute to my preventive care at home? 

At home, the best way to maintain excellent preventive care is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing twice a day helps keep your teeth clean and healthy. 

Neglecting your oral hygiene allows plaque and tartar to build up around your gum line, which increases your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. 

Eating a balanced, low-sugar diet is another good way to contribute your preventive care. A high intake of sugar is a common cause of tooth decay. It’s best to try and avoid eating too many sweets and sugary drinks like soda. 

Also, taking the proper precautions to protect yourself from dental injuries is important to think about when it comes to preventive care. 

If you participate in activities like contact sports, such as basketball or football, wearing a mouthguard can prevent oral injuries. The team at Lodi Healthy Smiles can get you fitted for a mouthguard that’s comfortable and effective. 

To learn more about preventive care at Lodi Healthy Smiles or to schedule your next dental cleaning, call the office or book an appointment online today.