Explore Preventive General Dental Care
Brushing and flossing are probably already part of your oral health routine. At Mark B. Bleak, DMD our goal is to provide patients throughout Albuquerque with dental care that protects smiles during and between dental visits. Keep reading to learn more about preventive dentistry then call to schedule your next dental exam with our Albuquerque dentist today!
Dental Prevention at Mark B. Bleak
Our preventive program is a team effort including the patient, hygienist, dentist, and dental staff. Our main objective is the prevention of dental disease and the preservation of natural teeth and their supporting structures. First and foremost, prevention of dental disease begins at home with brushing three times a day, flossing twice a day, and using a fluoride rinse once a day. Your home efforts are continued at the dental office with prevention of disease through regular exams, x-rays, cleanings, and the restoration of teeth containing decay. This regimen helps to maintain a healthy periodontium (gum and bone tissue supporting the teeth), preserves valuable tooth structure, and helps to avoid extensive destruction caused by decay and bone loss.