Preventive Dental Care in Parker Co

preventative dentistry

Preventive dental care is one of the most important services that any dentist can provide. By regularly seeing patients, cleaning their teeth, and ensuring that they are caring for their teeth appropriately, dentists like Dr. Christopher Green of Green Dental Care can prevent common issues like cavities, gingivitis, and tooth infections.

The Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry

Save time and money

A teeth cleaning and oral exam are usually quite inexpensive and covered under most dental plans. However, if you avoid regular teeth cleanings, you could end up with a condition like a cavity, infected tooth, or gum disease. These issues are much more difficult (and costly) to treat and require you to spend plenty of time at the dentist.

Reduce your risk of secondary health issues

The health of your mouth is closely related to the health of the rest of your body. Conditions such as periodontitis and tooth decay are associated with a higher risk of issues like heart attack and stroke, respiratory disease, and even cancer.

Preventive Dentistry Treatments

Preventive dentistry treatments can vary depending on the oral health of each patient. Some of the most common treatments include:



Oral exams and teeth cleaning

A regular, six-month oral exam and teeth cleaning is the first line of defense against almost every oral health problem, from tooth decay and infections to periodontitis.


Deep cleanings may be required if you are at risk of developing gum disease (periodontitis). Using specialized tools, Dr. Green will remove the plaque and tartar that cause gum disease.


Fluoride treatments can help reverse minor cases of tooth decay. Fluoride remineralizes the tooth enamel, preventing damage from the acids and bacteria that cause cavities.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are a thin layer of protective plastic that covers teeth that are at risk of developing cavities. They are often recommended for children and teenagers that do not yet show signs of decay.

Frequently asked questions

We want to keep our patients well-informed about the importance of preventive dentistry, so here are some common questions people ask us about preventive care:


While other forms of dentistry primarily focus on treating common dental issues, preventive dentistry is different. It focuses on maintaining the integrity and health of the natural teeth before problems have a chance to occur. This allows patients to save quite a bit of time and money, and ensures that their oral health is protected.


Yes! This is the interval recommended by the ADA, and coming to Green Dental Care every six months ensures that you get the preventive care you need on a regular basis to avoid issues like tooth decay and gum disease.


Yes. In most cases, dental plans will cover the full cost of teeth cleanings and exams, and insurance usually covers at least one set of x-rays per year. For more information, and to confirm coverage, check with your insurer.


The ADA recommends that children see the dentist every six months, starting when their first tooth erupts or when they turn one year old, whichever comes first.


Brush at least twice per day for two minutes, using the proper brushing technique. Floss once per day to remove food from in-between your teeth and gums. Avoid consuming sugary drinks like soda and juice, and eat a diet high in fiber, and low in sugar and simple carbohydrates.

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