Preventive Care

Robert Badalov, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Robert Badalov, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentistry located in Tucson, AZ

After a while, it becomes tiring and expensive to treat cavities, symptoms of gum disease, and tooth breakage. Whether your oral health has always been immaculate or you are experiencing constant dental issues, Robert Badalov, DDS, PLLC, can help you avoid future complications with preventive care treatments and advice at his office in Tucson, Arizona. Book your next dental exam with Dr. Badalov by phone or online to improve your preventive care routine today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care encompasses many of the steps in dentistry that are a part of your daily, monthly, or yearly routine. This important branch of dentistry doesn’t focus on fixing issues that already exist; instead, preventive dentistry aims to help you avoid them in the first place.

Dr. Badalov takes the time to educate you about all of the ways in which you can avoid tooth injuries, tooth decay, gum disease, and even cosmetic issues like staining. After reviewing your family and medical history, he can identify risk factors and help you avoid them with specific preventive care measures.

What preventive care services are available?

Dr. Badalov provides numerous preventive care services to patients of all ages to help them avoid complications in the future. A few services that fall under the category of preventive care include:

Dental exams and cleanings

Dental exams and cleanings every six months are an essential part of preventive care. They provide a chance for you to get to know Dr. Badalov, ask questions, and have your teeth thoroughly cleaned and polished. Some of your regular exams include digital X-rays that also help to identify potential future problems. Furthermore, exams allow Dr. Badalov to catch existing problems early.

Mouthguards

Dr. Badalov provides mouthguards for contact sports and for teeth grinding. Wearing them as directed helps you avoid tooth injuries and damage.

Sealants

Dr. Badalov provides dental sealants for young patients. He paints them onto the chewing surfaces of children’s teeth to help prevent cavities.

How can I participate in my preventive care?

Your participation in preventive care is even more essential than Dr. Badalov’s. You must attend your appointments in order to benefit from exams, cleanings, and other preventive care by his dental team. Other steps you can take at home to prevent oral health problems include:

  • Brushing twice daily for two minutes
  • Flossing once a day
  • Avoiding smoke and tobacco
  • Limiting sugary and acidic foods
  • Using scissors to cut objects instead of your teeth
  • Avoiding chewing on popcorn seeds and other solid objects
  • Wearing a mouthguard when necessary

If you’re not happy with your oral health, Dr. Badalov can help improve it with preventive care advice.

To learn more about preventive care at your next exam or cleaning, call Robert Badalov, DDS, PLLC, or reserve your next appointment online today.