Preventative Dentistry


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At the Ashley Dental Center, we offer many preventative dentistry options for all in Silver Spring Maryland and surrounding areas to take advantage of. Preventative dentistry is very important in maintaining your oral health and keeping your teeth strong for years to come. Taking preventative measures helps reduce risks such as cavities and extensive restorative dental procedures that will be needed after decay.

 

Preventative Procedures

 

Preventing decay and limiting the possibility of future problems is easy and cost-effective. Most preventative procedures are completed in-office and can be completed in one visit.

 

Professional Cleanings

 

One of the best ways to avoid cavities and decay is receiving professional dental cleanings and exams every 6 months. It is important to receive professional cleanings to remove the build-up of plaque and tartar from your teeth that you can’t do yourself. The best possible preventative dentistry that keeps your teeth healthy is to keep them clean, brushing twice a day, and getting professional cleanings will decrease your risk of decay.

 

X-Rays

 

X-rays are used to help the dentist see your teeth fully and in detail. Being able to see the whole tooth through an X-Ray, makes the dentist able to catch small problems before they become bigger.

Dental Sealants
Filling and covering the chewing surfaces of your back teeth, dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in your teeth.

 

Fluoride

 

Fluoride is a mineral that naturally makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay. We provide fluoride treatments to patients who naturally aren’t getting enough and to patients who would like some extra protection.

Here at the Ashley Dental Center, it is a priority to educate all of our patients on how important preventative dental care is and the options available to them. Using preventative dentistry will eliminate the need for future extensive and costly restorative procedures used to restore a smile after decay. We want the people of Silver Spring to learn how to best care for their smiles and how to keep them healthy!

If you would like to learn more and take advantage of our preventative options please stop by and see us!