Hemali M Ajmera, DDS
Dentist located in Queens, Woodside, NY
When it comes to dentistry, the best offense is often the best defense. Preventive care provided by Hemali Ajmera, DDS, and the dental experts at Ajmera Dentistry is the most effective way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Located in Woodside, Queens, New York, Dr. Ajmera offers a variety of minimally invasive, preventive dentistry procedures that limit your risk of future oral health problems and future need for costly, invasive procedures. To schedule your next appointment, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Preventative Dentistry Q & A
What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry refers to the branch of oral health care aimed at minimizing your risk of serious dental problems in the future. By coming into the office regularly for consistent preventive care, you vastly increase the likelihood your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy for years to come.
The main goal of preventive dentistry is to monitor and address common dental issues, such as decay, cavities, and plaque buildup.
What preventive dentistry procedures are available?
Dr. Ajmera and her experienced team at Ajmera Dentistry provide a host of minimally invasive, effective preventive dentistry procedures, including:
A naturally-occurring mineral that protects healthy teeth, fluoride treatment is used to strengthen tooth enamel. During treatment, a highly-concentrated fluoride gel or varnish is applied to your teeth for several minutes, which allows the fluoride to fully absorb.
Sealants are barriers placed on teeth to protect enamel from decay or harmful bacteria. It’s not always easy to keep teeth — especially back teeth, or molars — clean and bacteria-free. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay to molars by 80%.
Regular deep cleanings involve using special dental instruments to remove plaque and tartar around your gum line that brushing and flossing can miss.
Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)
SRP is a minimally invasive procedure used to reverse the effects of gum disease. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, you may need multiple SRP treatment sessions.
Why is preventive dentistry important?
Preventive dentistry is important because some of the most common dental problems are closely linked to serious overall health conditions. For example, gum disease and tooth decay don’t affect your mouth alone. Both problems have been shown to increase your risk of conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Using preventive oral health care methods to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape is very beneficial to your overall health.
Also, keeping your smile looking good, for as long as you can, will help you age well. Nothing keeps you looking and feeling your best quite like an attractive smile that can brighten up a room.
How often do I need to see my dentist?
You need to come in for a dental exam and deep cleaning at least twice a year to maintain optimal oral health. That can vary depending on factors including your age, lifestyle habits, and the current state of your teeth. Regular dental exams help catch signs of trouble early on and cleanings help rid you of plaque that you miss when you brush and floss at home.
To set up your first or next appointment and learn more about preventive dentistry at Ajmera Dentistry, call the office or use the online booking tool today.