Preventive Dentistry

Welcome To The Lincoln Crossings Experience

Preventive Dentistry

Welcome To The Lincoln Crossings Experience

Lincoln Crossings Dental Care - A Premier Dental Experience

Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Stryker and his team will always be there for you when you have an oral health issue, but just as importantly, they are there to help you prevent those issues from happening in the first place. That’s what preventive dentistry is all about.

What is Preventive Dentistry?

Your teeth can stay healthy and strong for your entire life when you care for them properly. Preventive dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth and mouth free from decay and disease. When you practice good preventive care, we are better able to detect and treat potential problems early, which is not only good for your oral health, but has a huge impact on your overall health as well.

What Preventive Dental Care Entails

Every time you brush and floss your teeth at home, you are practicing preventive dental care, and every time you see Dr. Stryker and his team for a hygiene exam and cleaning, you are also practicing preventive dental care. In fact, anything you do to keep your teeth healthy and intact is considered preventive dental care, including:

  • Using a Tongue Scraper every time you brush and floss
  • Getting a Fluoride Treatment every time you have your teeth cleaned
  • Using an alcohol-free Mouthwash after brushing and flossing
  • Getting an Oral Cancer Screening during a hygiene examination
  • Allowing us to take Digital X-rays of your teeth and mouth once a year
  • Talking to Dr. Stryker or your hygienist when you have an oral health concern

Our Recommendations

The best way to keep your teeth and mouth healthier longer is to practice good preventive dental care. That means:

  • Brushing at least twice a day for 2 min. with fluoridated toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Flossing at least once a day with dental floss or a water flosser
  • Visiting us at least every 6 months for an oral hygiene examination and a cleaning
  • Tracking your oral health and contacting us as soon as you feel pain or discomfort or notice any other change

When you stay on top of your oral health, not only are you more likely to keep your teeth healthy for your entire life, but you are also taking an important step in preventing chronic and systemic illness in general, because a healthy mouth is essential for a healthy body.