Preventive Care

Emery & Scuro DMD, PC -  - Family & General Dentist

Emery & Scuro DMD, PC

Family & General Dentists located in Gates-Chili, Rochester, NY

Your dental health directly links to the overall health of your body. At Emery & Scuro DMD, PC in Rochester, New York, the experienced dental team offers comprehensive preventive care for the whole family to keep you free of cavities and gum disease. Customized preventive care plans focus on preserving your natural teeth and reducing your risk for permanent tooth loss, infections, and other dental complications. To schedule your next preventive care checkup, call Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, or request an appointment online today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive dental care?

Preventive dental care focuses on caring for your teeth to keep them healthy and strong. The Emery & Scuro DMD, PC team provides preventive care services for children 18 months and older and adults to optimize their long-term oral health and prevent:

  • Cavities
  • Infections
  • Enamel loss
  • Gum disease

Through routine checkups and good oral hygiene, you can reduce the growth of harmful bacteria in your mouth. These bacteria can not only harm your oral health, but they can spread to other areas of your body and cause serious, long-term health issues like heart disease.

You should schedule a routine dental checkup every six months to protect your oral health. These visits help your dentist detect underlying health issues in the earliest stages when treatment is most effective.

You may need to visit with the Emery & Scuro DMD, PC dental team more frequently if you have an existing oral health issue, and you’re receiving treatment. 

What can I expect during a preventive care visit?

During your routine preventive care appointment, the Emery & Scuro DMD, PC providers take time to review your general and oral health. They may take X-rays to identify underlying oral health issues, like cavities and gum disease, that aren’t visible during a visual exam.

The team provides dental cleanings during your visit to remove bacteria and plaque buildup. The providers may recommend a topical fluoride treatment or a dental sealant after a cleaning to prevent tooth decay and enamel loss.

How do I care for my teeth at home?

The Emery & Scuro DMD, PC dental team provides resources to help you care for your teeth properly at home in between your checkups. They enjoy helping both children and adults take better care of their teeth and can recommend tips for brushing and flossing properly.

If you have sensitive teeth or existing dental issues, your provider can recommend the right products to use to keep your teeth healthy. 

Your diet also plays a role in your oral health. It’s important that you limit how much sugar you eat each day and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you’re looking for a reliable, caring family dentist for preventive care checkups and professional cleanings, contact Emery & Scuro DMD, PC by phone, or by using the online booking feature today.