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The Most Common Reasons to See Your Boulder Dentist, Preventative Dentistry

At Boulder Dental Designs, we consider it our calling to make sure that our amazing Boulder clients are able to maintain a healthy, bright, and beautiful smile. After each dental visit, many of the people who sit in our dental chairs rave about how gentle Dr. Montoya is, how clean and healthy their teeth feel, and how friendly and personable the office staff and assistants are. Whether you’re in need of a filling, a cleaning, a root canal, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, or anything else. We’d love to set you up with an appointment with the best dentist in Boulder. Let us help you get back on the road to dental health; contact us to schedule your appointment!

The Importance of Dental Visits

There are all kinds of reasons to need to see your Boulder dental doctor. Some people are extremely consistent with their dental visits and are careful to schedule appointments every six months. Other people haven’t been to the dentist in years but schedule a visit when they finally realize just how long it’s been. Yet, others wait until they experience pain, have sensitivity, or can visibly see a cavity.

The danger of waiting to see the dentist until there is a problem is that the issue in your mouth might have gotten much worse during the time that you were putting off going to the dentist. We all know that the worse a dental problem is, the more extreme, painful, and even costly the solution may be. It’s a much better plan to schedule dental visits at least once per year so that if there is a problem cropping up with your teeth, your Boulder dental expert can catch it right away.

Common Reasons for Dental Appointments

When it comes time to make that appointment with Dr. Montoya at Boulder Dental Designs, most people’s needs or desires from their dental session fit into three main categories: Preventative Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, and Cosmetic Dentistry. Though the lines between some of these services are sometimes blurred, (certain dental procedures can fit in two of the three categories), we can confidently say that most people come to the dentist because of something that fits into one of these three. Let’s discuss a little bit about each of these categories of valuable dental work, starting with preventative dentistry.

Preventative Dentistry

As you might have surmised by now, preventative dentistry is any form of dentistry that helps to keep a dental problem from worsening or to simply prevent the issue before it starts. There are many dental procedures that fit into this category. Let’s discuss some of the most common.

Cleanings – One of the most common forms of preventative dentistry is a dental cleaning. Scheduling regular cleanings means that you’re ridding your teeth of any plaque that could turn into gum disease, discovering any cavities or potential cavities, and diagnosing any other problems that might be cropping up in the mouth.

Fillings – Another common dental procedure for which people come into our Boulder dental clinic is for the filling of a cavity. Fillings are important because they keep a cavity from becoming worse. When a cavity is allowed to worsen, it can often lead to the loss of a tooth.

Sealants – One could almost think of sealants as fillings in miniature. Dental sealants fill the small crevices of your teeth to help prevent plaque from building up there. This makes brushing more effective and helps avoid cavities.

Though there are other forms of dental procedures that could technically fit into this category, we’ll save those for our part two and part three of our three-part blog series in which we’ll discuss restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Though there are all kinds of reasons to visit the dentist, we consider a visit to prevent further issues in the mouth extremely important.

Visit Your Boulder Dentist

Has it been a while since you’ve been to the dentist? Or are you noticing that there might be some potential issues appearing on your teeth? No matter how you feel about dental appointments, it’s never too soon to schedule an appointment for a cleaning or a dental check-up. Contact Dr. Montoya at Boulder Dental Designs! We’d love to help you feel great about your smile again!

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