Morell Dental Care
Nayade Morell, DMD
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Miami, FL
Regardless of your age, it’s never too late to begin caring for your oral health with preventive dentistry. To maintain a beautiful smile and prevent gum disease and tooth decay, schedule a preventive dentistry visit with Nayade Morell, DMD, today. Her practice, Morell Dental Care, has two offices in Miami, Florida. Preventive dentistry is a vital component of your overall health, happiness, and confidence. To find out more or to book your checkup, reach out to Morell Dental Care today, either online or over the phone.
Preventive Dentistry Q & A
What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is dental care focused on promoting dental health and preventing or identifying and solving dental problems before they develop.
Specifically, preventive dentistry works to keep your mouth free from oral issues like cavities, gingivitis/gum disease, and dental decay.
By regularly attending to your dental health rather than waiting until a problem presents itself, you can save yourself significant time, money, and discomfort in the long run.
What are some examples of preventive dentistry services?
At her practice, Dr. Morell focuses preventive dentistry visits around services like:
Fluoride treatments provide protection against dental decay. This service is especially beneficial to patients who are already at risk of dental decay.
Dental cleanings are integral to good oral health. During a dental cleaning, Dr. Morell removes bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your teeth. She does so not just to brighten your teeth but to prevent you from developing cavities, gingivitis, and/or periodontal disease.
Dental sealants are plastic coatings that Dr. Morell paints onto the surface of your teeth. They seal the nooks and crannies of your teeth to prevent tooth decay.
Oral cancer screenings
During an oral cancer screening, Dr. Morell examines your mouth for the presence of cancer or precancerous lesions.
Periodontal health detection
During this portion of a preventive dentistry visit, Dr. Morell assesses your periodontal health. She does so by studying your teeth and gums, recording findings like tooth attachment levels, bone levels, probing depths, and tooth mobility.
During this time, she might also take X-rays to get a better look at your tooth and bone structures.
When you visit Dr. Morell for preventive dentistry, you also discuss with her your cosmetic concerns, like if you’re interested in learning about veneers or Invisalign® clear aligners. Make sure to ask any and all questions you have related to your oral or cosmetic dental health.
How often do I need to schedule preventive dentistry visits?
To reap the maximum benefits of preventive dentistry, you should schedule a routine visit to Morell Dental Care every six months. By visiting the practice frequently, you give Dr. Morell the best chance to catch the early signs of problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
The earlier you catch problems like these, the easier it is to treat and rectify them.
If you have chronic or ongoing dental issues, like advanced periodontal disease, you might need to visit Morell Dental Care more frequently.
Likewise, if you choose a cosmetic dental procedure, like dental crown placement, you’ll need to commit to visiting the dental practice more frequently until Dr. Morell finishes your treatment.
Your oral health matters. To make sure that you’re healthy now and for years to come, schedule a preventive dentistry visit at Morell Dental Care by calling the office or booking online today.