Preventative Care is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth. Dr. Perkins and his accommodating professional staff are committed to helping you improve your dental health. Dr. Perkins is among the dentists Sandy residents can count on for superior dental care at a reasonable price. We perform a wide range of dental procedures with precise care and skill.
It is recommended to have a checkup every six months for preventative oral care. During your 6 month check-up, Dr. Perkins will clean, polish, and examine your gums. During one of your 6-month check-ups, an x-ray will also be taken. X-rays are a critical part of the examination to alert your dentist of any underlying issues that are not easily seen. Xrays are a focused beam of x-ray particles passed through bone which produces an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This provides the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and disease. Without an x-ray of the whole tooth and supporting bone and gum tissues, there is no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
In addition to routine check-ups, maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, but they also make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being. Daily preventative care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help prevent problems before they develop.
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. These steps include:
The following are indications of good oral hygiene:
Remember, it is most important that you learn great preventative care habits as soon as possible. This will not only give you great teeth, but it will also save you time and money on dental procedures. For the best preventative care, give or Sandy dental office a call today at (801) 255-4870. We'll help you get that healthy smile you've always wanted.Request A Consultation