Why Preventive Care Is Important
By Beckelman
April 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Why restore when you can prevent it? It's the philosophy of care practiced by Dr. Robert Beckelman and his team at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY. Family dentistry encompasses at-home habits and in-office services that keep teeth and gums healthy and your smile bright.

At-home habits

They are the foundation of great oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) asks that you brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and to floss daily, too. These habits reduce destructive oral bacteria and the decay and gum disease they cause.

Also, pursue these diligently:

  • A low-carb, high-fiber diet
  • High-calcium and high-protein menu choices
  • A no-tobacco lifestyle
  • Limited alcohol consumption
  • Bite guards to avoid bruxism and TMJ, athletic mouthguards to protect teeth during sports, and snore guards to suppress dangerous sleep apnea
  • Chewing sugar-free gum and drinking plenty of water to freshen your breath and hydrate your mouth

If you have children, start their routine brushing and flossing early. Plus, bring your little ones to the dental office for a get-acquainted visit by the age of one year or earlier.

In-office care

At Leading Care Dental in Garden City, your family dentist checks each patient for tooth decay, gum disease, proper dental bite, the condition of fillings and crowns and oral cancer. Oral cancer takes the life of one American daily, says the Oral Cancer Foundation, but early detection leads to cure.

Also, Dr. Beckelman uses state of the art intraoral cameras to search for hidden decay and for signs of enamel erosion which causes dental sensitivity and decay. Digital X-rays instantly give exceptionally clear images of your root and bone structure.

Besides a thorough cleaning and exam, you and your children may take advantage of fluoride treatments and plastic sealants. They're simple, economical and proven to strengthen tooth enamel and protect against the ravages of bacteria and acid erosion.

Finally, your individualized treatment plan and in-office education guide your restorative and cosmetic dentistry choices. Your dental care is comprehensive, addressing current needs, forecasting potential problems and outlining your cosmetic dentistry goals.

Find out more

Preventive dentistry is an investment in you and your family. Take the time to model it for your children. See us for your routine check-ups and cleanings. And, of course, we'll provide state of the art treatments as needed and counsel you every step of the way. Phone Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY, for your six-month visit with Dr. Beckelman: (516) 256-2424.