Preventative Dentistry Specialist

Brookside Dental

Dentist & Dental Clinic located in Nampa, ID

Experts are discovering that there is a greater connection between your oral health and the health of your whole body than they once thought. At Brookside Dental in Nampa, Idaho, Robbie Hamblin, DDS, provides cleanings, sealants, and other preventive care to help you retain your health. To book your next dental appointment, call the office, or use the online scheduling feature today.

Preventative Dentistry

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the category of dentistry that encompasses services aimed at preserving your oral health. You don’t need to be experiencing pain, complications, or other symptoms to get preventive dental care. In fact, you must keep up on it regularly to minimize your chances of getting:

  • Gingivitis 
  • Periodontal disease
  • Cavities and tooth decay
  • Enamel wear and tear

Much of preventive dentistry involves visits to your dentist, but there is a lot that you can do at home, too. In any case, you must follow all of Dr. Hamblin’s instructions to the best of your ability to optimize your health and your smile’s appearance.

What type of preventive dental services are available?

At Brookside Dental, Dr. Hamblin and his team prioritize preventive care to keep your mouth, and ultimately your whole body, healthy and functional. Poor oral health is linked to much more severe conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis. You should get:

Regular exams

Regular exams from your dentist are vital to your oral health. Dr. Hamblin examines your teeth and gums for signs of disease, damage, or decay. With regular exams, he can catch these problems early.

Regular teeth cleanings

Teeth cleanings usually take place at the same time as dental exams. A hygienist thoroughly cleans and polishes your teeth to remove hardened bacteria from the surface.

Sealants

While you usually get them as a child, you should still consider getting them as an adult. Dr. Hamblin paints them on the chewing surfaces of your molars to fill in the grooves, making your teeth easier to clean. 

What else can I do to prevent dental complications?

There are many steps you can take at home to keep up with your preventive dental care. During a typical appointment at Brookside Dental, Dr. Hamblin teaches you to care for your teeth and gums. This includes:

  • The proper method for brushing
  • Flossing techniques
  • Avoiding chewing on hard objects like candy or pencils
  • Wearing a protective mouthguard when you play contact sports
  • Eating a balanced diet without much sugar or acid

Dr. Hamblin and the team may give you other suggestions based on your current habits and any dental appliances that are in your mouth. 

If you’re interested in learning more about preventive care or would like to book an exam, call Brookside Dental or schedule an appointment online today.