1435 Bedford Street, Suite 1P
Stamford, CT 06905
Preventing dental disease is an important part of your dental health and a significant part of our practice. A program of regular professional cleanings will help to prevent both major dental diseases - tooth decay and gum disease - as well as several systemic diseases. This is because both these diseases are caused by bacteria which adhere to the teeth in the form of what is called dental plaque.
In recent years, many studies have confirmed that these bacteria also contribute to a variety of systemic diseases as well such as heart disease, macular degeneration of the eye, pregnancy specific diseases, and several cancers. Regular dental visits are also essential for the early detection and early treatment of cancers that occur in and around the mouth.
We also spend a great deal of time teaching and advocating proper dental home care as an essential part of the preventative program.
Prevention of dental disease will:
Preventative dentistry should begin at birth with proper nutrition, fluoride ingestion, and cleaning of the teeth. Avoid putting any child to sleep with a bottle in his mouth! By the time your child is 2 years old, they should be coming to the dentist regularly. Preventative dentistry is essential for people of all ages: whether it involves keeping your teeth and gums healthy, examining for oral cancers, or making sure that pcrowns and prosthetic replacements still fit properly.
Mon: 8am - 6pm Tue: 8am - 6pm Wed: 8am - 6pm Thu: 8am - 6pm Fri: 8am - 1pm