Preventive Dentistry Just Got Easier

Preventive Dentistry Just Got Easier

  • August 31, 2016

Hello and welcome to another August edition of the Gentle Dental Care blog!

Preventative dentistry is crucial to maintaining good oral health. It is what keeps patients well. And the focus on prevention before treatment ever becomes necessary is just something that permeates through our entire practice, everybody around here has a role in that, not just Dr. Peltzer. So, if you live in Central Connecticut, we’d love to show you all that we can do for you.

Please keep reading, and then be sure to follow up with our team to schedule your next preventive appointment in Plainville.

Home Hygiene

In some ways, you are driving the bus. No one will be standing there to make you do the right thing for your teeth and gums. But good hygiene habits are good for you! Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash at home will go a long way towards keeping your smile free of cavities and disease.

But remember: whatever you are doing at home, that won’t ever be all that you need! It goes without saying that there are some things that must always be trusted to the oral health care professionals.

In-Office Care

The good news for you is that our team has invested heavily in tools, training and technology. You won’t be able to access all that we can offer without coming here.

During our in-depth dental exams, we will be able to detect signs of cavities while they are still in their early stages, before treatment becomes more difficult. You won’t want to wait until the decay breaks through your enamel into the soft pulp of your tooth. Root canals or extractions won’t be much fun.

Besides that we can screen you for cancer, provide dental sealants, set you up with a fluoride treatment, and more. Don’t forget, we will also clean your teeth with professional grade materials that are designed to remove tartar, plaque, bacteria, and other bad things that were left behind after your good work at home.

Nutritional Counseling

We are always happy to educate you about the role nutrition plays in oral and overall health. Certain foods and nutrients can work for you in the fight against tooth decay and disease. When you are here we can help you evaluate your diet and give you the tools to make better choices for achieving goals related to your health and happiness.


Do your kids play sports? Always remember that preventive dental care includes preventing injury to your teeth and mouth.

Mouthguards are an important tool for protecting your teeth from impact. At Gentle Dental Care, we make mouthguards for sports and recreational activities, as well as nightguards for bruxism (grinding of the teeth).

Let Gentle Dental Care Keep You Smiling!

We can help prevent and treat cavities and other issues such as periodontal disease, and even oral cancer. But we won’t do you much good if you never come to see us!

Contact our Plainville, CT dental office today to schedule your next preventive appointment at Gentle Dental Care!


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