Preventive Dentistry

A Sunnyvale, CA dentist, explains the importance of preventive dental care

Taking care of your smile is more than just brushing your teeth after every meal. Proper care can keep conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease at bay when care extends beyond the bathroom sink. Drs. Todd S. Adams and Dr. Derek H. Tang of Sunnyvale, California, works with patients on a routine basis to ensure they have access to the dental care they need to protect their smiles from harm—including regular dental wellness checkups.

Why are checkups important?

Checkups with the dentist every six months can significantly help in maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile. These evaluations allow Drs. Todd S. Adams and Dr. Derek H. Tang to monitor one’s oral health and wellness over time, looking for the early signs of problems such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. A vital part of preventive dentistry is that so many conditions can be avoided with routine care.

Brushing and flossing help maintain a healthy smile

Patients should take great care in brushing and flossing after every meal. That removes plaque and food particles that can contribute to the formation of cavities or periodontal disease. Early discovery and treatment of these conditions can also help patients maintain oral health and enjoy a beautiful smile for life!

Is preventive care expensive?

In the long run, preventative care is much less expensive than allowing problems to become more extensive and more damaging to the smile. Most patients have dental insurance that will enable them to see the dentist every six months for routine care for free. But if patients do not attend these appointments and fail to care for their smile, the care they need to replace teeth and repair damage far exceeds the cost of routine care from the start.

Ready to work with a dentist who provides preventive dentistry?

Drs. Todd S. Adams and Dr. Derek H. Tang understand the importance of routine dental care in the realm of preventive dentistry. If you live in or around the area of Sunnyvale, CA, and are ready to speak to our team of professionals about taking good care of the smile, call (408) 355-9292 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our dentists. The office is located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road and accepts new patients.