Professional Preventative Dentistry at Dr. Yip's Office
What Is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative dentistry involves establishing habits that will keep your teeth healthy and help you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. During your regular visit at Dr. Yip’s Office, your dental hygienist will point out any issues that you may be having with your oral hygiene. Your hygienist will perform a gum exam, an oral cancer exam, a cleaning, review and demonstrate proper oral hygiene home care, and take any necessary digital X-rays. We will also evaluate the appearance of your teeth and recommend any aesthetic procedures that will enhance your smile, such as cosmetic or orthodontic procedures. Our goal has always been a whole-body health approach.
What You Can Do to Prevent Tooth Decay
Establishing good at-home oral hygiene habits is essential to keeping your teeth healthy. Brushing two minutes twice a day and flossing after eating will help remove plaque and food debris to prevent decay. Plaque is difficult to remove and the best at-home habits may not be enough to keep it a bay. Regular dental visits allow our trained hygienists to catch any problems that may be lurking before they become serious.
How Can Dr. Yip's Office Help
Here at Dr. Yip's Office, we provide a wide array of preventative care:
- Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)
- Custom Mouthguard
- Nutrition Counseling
- Occlusal Night Guards
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Silver Diamine Fluoride
- Sonicare Toothbrush