Preventative Dentistry Specialist

Goldbaum & Rosenberg Dentistry

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Rockville, MD

Preventive dentistry and a good at-home oral hygiene routine can keep your mouth healthy at any age. For outstanding, state-of-the-art preventive dentistry services, residents of Rockville, Maryland, turn to Lawrence Goldbaum, DDS, and Ronald Rosenberg, DDS, the team of expert general and cosmetic dentists at Goldbaum & Rosenberg Dentistry. The knowledgeable dentists and longstanding staff care about your teeth and help everyone in your family develop a preventive routine that helps you avoid complex dental treatments. Contact this welcoming team by phone or online to schedule an appointment.

Preventative Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dental techniques focus on caring for your teeth and keeping them healthy with the goal of preventing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. An effective preventive dentistry plan includes good at-home oral hygiene practices and regular dental checkups with your family dentist. You can start early to teach your children about the importance of developing good dental habits and brushing techniques.  

Tooth decay and gum disease are the two biggest causes of tooth loss. If you maintain your best oral health, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. And preventive dental care can help every member of your family have healthy teeth and gums, which can keep their whole body healthy. 

What can I expect with a preventive dental exam?

The skilled team at Goldbaum & Rosenberg Dentistry cares about your health and wellness. During a routine dental exam, they visually inspect your mouth for any signs of decay or potential problems. They also look at your head and neck to see if there are any abnormalities. Digital radiography (digital X-rays) also provides the necessary information so your dentist can detect the very first signs of cavities or problems within your gums and jawbone. 

During your preventive dental exam, the team also performs an oral cancer screening test using the latest technology. They detect any changes in oral tissue and take precautions and recommend treatments. With oral cancer and other oral conditions, early detection and treatment is essential, and can potentially save your life. 

You can also expect a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar. The team uses an ultrasonic device to loosen stuck-on tartar from the surface of your teeth. Once all the buildup has been removed, your hygienist polishes your teeth and may apply a fluoride varnish to help your teeth become more resistant to decay. 

How can I maintain the best oral hygiene at home?

During your checkup, the team advises you on the best ways to brush, floss, and keep your teeth healthy every day. They may recommend cutting down on sugary drinks and eating a healthier diet, and the best types of toothpaste for tooth sensitivities and cavity prevention. They also advise you regarding how frequently you should schedule professional cleanings and if needed, any restorative dentistry treatments to prevent future problems. 

Schedule a preventive dental care appointment for every member of your family by phone or through the convenient online booking system.