Preventive dentistry is a primary focus of our practice here at Athens Dental Design. Regular preventive care plays a key role in your oral health, helping to keep your smile free from cavities, gum disease and other problems so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of excellent oral health.

Preventive dentistry is designed to help protect your smile, working to avert decay and disease before they can take root in your mouth and cause damage that requires repair and restoration. There are a number of preventive treatments available to meet your needs, including:

Preventive care also includes your oral hygiene routine at home. We recommend that you brush and floss each day to help maintain your smile. Home care includes:

  • Brushing at least twice a day – ideally you should brush after each meal and before going to bed at night. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to clean the areas between your teeth. Flossing before bed is recommended.
  • Maintain a balanced, healthy diet and limit your intake of sugary or acidic foods

Our dentists and team will discuss your oral hygiene routine with you during your regular cleanings and exams, and may make recommendations on ways you can improve your home care to enjoy better oral health.

To schedule your appointment with Dr. Kevin Lacour or Dr. Charles Burch and learn more about preventive dentistry in Athens, Georgia, contact our team at 706-353-7860 today!