Preventive Dentistry Specialist

Daniel Park D.M.D. P.A.

Dentist located in Crofton, MD

The best way to care for your teeth and gums is to avoid health problems in the first place, which is the goal behind the preventive dentistry services at Daniel Park, DMD, PA. From regular checkups to professional dental cleanings, Dr. Park undertakes to ensure that his patients in Crofton, Maryland, have the preventive tools they need to maintain great oral health. To explore the preventive dentistry services, call or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Preventive Dentistry Q & A

What is the goal of preventive dentistry?

At Dr. Park’s practice, his primary mission is to help his patients stay one step ahead of their dental needs through great preventive care that helps offset:

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Enamel loss

In addition to these oral-specific problems, good preventive dental care can also help patients with larger health problems that have been linked to poor oral health, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low birth weight and premature birth

Ultimately, there’s no downside to comprehensive preventive care in all areas of your health, including your dental health.

What services fall under preventive dentistry?

To protect your dental health, Dr. Park offers a number of services, including:

  • Dental cleanings
  • Checkups
  • X-rays
  • Sealants, especially for new permanent teeth in children

Each of these services is designed to prevent problems with your dental health or stop existing problems from becoming far larger and leading to irreparable damage.

For example, if a cavity forms, Dr. Park can quickly stop the decay from spreading by placing a filling in the tooth. As well, if you’re missing a tooth, Dr. Park can quickly fill in the gap with a bridge or an implant to prevent problems in the rest of your teeth.

How should I take care of my teeth at home?

Dr. Park believes that arming his patients with information about protecting their dental health at home is one of the biggest keys to success. Dr. Park spends time with his patients, counseling them on ways they can protect their teeth, such as:

  • Brushing twice a day in a circular motion with a soft-bristled toothbrush aimed at the gums
  • Flossing every night in an up-and-down motion in between teeth
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Steering clear of sticky, sugary foods
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Using antiseptic and fluoride rinses as directed

These everyday tips are crucial to maintaining your dental health, and they’re some of the best preventive practices available, aside from the vigilant oversight that Dr. Park provides.

To get started on good preventive dental care for your entire family, call Daniel Park, DMD, PA, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.