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Preventive Care

Brian  A. Noonan, DDS -  - General Dentist

Brian A. Noonan, DDS

General Dentist & Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Ann Arbor, MI

While the dental treatments and restorations available today allow you to have a mouth that functions normally as you age, ideally you want to keep your original teeth healthy and intact. With preventive care services like exams and cleanings at the office of Brian A. Noonan, DDS, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, you can have the best possible chance at long-term oral health. To book your next cleaning and get tips for at-home preventive care, call Brian A. Noonan DDS or reserve an appointment online today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is the practice of taking care of your health in order to both maintain it and avoid the need for treatment. In dentistry, preventive care helps you avoid serious and costly oral health conditions, complications, and injuries. Preventive care reduces your chances of getting these and other conditions and complications:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Cavities and tooth decay
  • Enamel wear
  • Staining

Even if your mouth is in a perfect state of health, you can benefit from taking part in preventive care. In fact, it’s important to make preventive care a part of your routine. Dr. Noonan and his team can help you make the most of your preventive care routine. 

What does preventive care entail?

Preventive care involves steps you can take both at home and at Dr. Noonan’s office. Your preventive care routine should include:

In-office care

Perhaps the most important part of in-office preventive care is your six-month exam and cleaning appointments. At these appointments, Dr. Noonan and his team thoroughly evaluate the state of your oral health and are trained to catch signs of complications early. They also perform a comprehensive cleaning that includes plaque removal, tooth polishing, flossing, rinsing, and a fluoride treatment.

Home care

Your home care routine is just as essential for preventing oral health complications as your visits to Dr. Noonan’s office. However, he and his team can give you tips to make your home care routine as effective as possible. You should brush twice daily using the correct method, floss once a day, eat a balanced diet low in sugar and acid, and take your vitamins.

When should I start taking part in preventive care?

You can benefit from preventive care at every age. If you have children, be sure to start their dental cleanings and other preventive care early in their lives. Their teeth are especially susceptible to decay and other issues as they’re growing in. Dental sealants are a great way to help prevent your children from getting cavities.

As an adult, preventive care can help you keep your original teeth and avoid the need for dentures, bridges, or implants. Many dental problems can lead to conditions that affect your whole body later in life, including diabetes, respiratory disease, and even cancer. 

If you’re due for a teeth cleaning, call Brian A. Noonan DDS or book a preventive care appointment online today.