How general dentistry can help families set a foundation for healthy smiles for a lifetime

At DeStefano Dentistry of Pittsford, NY, we are committed to helping patients maintain healthy smiles for life. Our state-of-the-art practice offers preventative and general dentistry services that are needed to prevent common oral health issues including tooth decay and periodontal disease. With the help of our staff, patients can ensure better oral health and wellness over time, while also building a proper foundation for children. 

What is preventative dentistry? 

Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano describes preventative dentistry as a field of dental work that focuses on proactive care. While patients are well-versed on taking care of their smiles at home between dental visits, including brushing and flossing after meals, routine appointments are also vital to one’s oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that patients see a dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. During this time, x-rays may be taken and the doctor may look for signs of oral cancer. Patients experiencing any dental changes or problems should report these to the dentist so they can be addressed appropriately. 

Why are routine visits necessary? 

There are a wide range of conditions that can impact one’s oral health and wellness, including infections, disease, cavities, and conditions such as bruxism or TMJ/TMD. When patients maintain their routine dental visits every six months, this allows our dental team to monitor any changes to the smile and to intervene if issues are spotted. Many conditions, including periodontal disease and cavities, can become more serious, damaging, and expensive to treat if left undiagnosed. Early detection of disease and decay allows our dental team to take action before the issue becomes worse. Dental visits are also a great time to educate patients on how to brush and floss properly, and advise patients of any special instruments or products they can use to maintain their oral health. 

Schedule your next appointment with Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano of DeStefano Dentistry 

If you are ready to work with a skilled dental team to improve and maintain your oral health and wellness, look no further than the team of DeStefano Dentistry in Pittsford, NY. Call (585) 248-2383 to schedule a visit with our team, conveniently located at 600 Kreag Road. Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano and his team welcome new and established patients and families seeking general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.

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