General and Preventive Dentistry

The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

In a perfect world, Dr. Robson would never have to perform a filling, root canal, or crown. We don't live in that world. Cavities form, and roots get infected. We cannot stop these issues from happening all the time because some things are out of our control, but preventive maintenance can give us the best chance to avoid them. 

A happy family practising preventive dentistryMany issues like cavities, periodontal disease, and infected roots can be mitigated with good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Taking good care of your teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing once is a great way to keep many dental issues from ever arising.

Learning the fundamentals of oral care and teaching them to your children is essential. Team up with your dentist to prepare your family and children for good oral hygiene, and if you are uncertain if you are doing it correctly, ask! We will be happy to help any member of your family learn to brush and floss their teeth correctly. 

Other examples of behaviors that will improve oral health:

  • Stay hydrated – Your mouth needs water to make saliva to keep itself clean.
  • Eat healthily – Not only can crunchy foods like carrots help clean your teeth eating meals high in vitamins and minerals will help support your oral health by protecting your teeth and fortifying your bones.
  • Exercise–Staying fit and healthy helps your body stay functional as you age.

Seeing your local East Grand Rapids dentist for your biannual checkups and cleanings is an essential part of preventive maintenance. We also offer fluoride and sealants to protect teeth from decay.A Preventive Dentistry Patient at Grand Rapids, MI

The cleanings will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, while the frequent checkups allow the dentist to monitor your oral health and catch issues that may arise early before they can progress.

However, sometimes we don't stay on top of our oral hygiene the way we should. Robson Family Dentistry is a judgment-free dental office. We want to help you achieve the best oral health possible, whatever your current situation. 

And sometimes, through no fault of our own, we have dental issues like misaligned teeth or trauma-related issues, and dentistry is still necessary to help.

What Is General Dentistry?

Dr. Robson provides all the essential dentistry services to his patients, including:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Extractions
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Teeth whitening
  • Root canals
  • Cleanings and other diagnostic care like x-rays
  • Dentures and partial dentures
  • Treatment for periodontal disease
  • Dental implants

Whatever your dental needs, chances are your local East Grand Rapids dentist can provide them.

Local Grand Rapids Family Dentist

The team at Robson Family Dental wants to be a part of your successful dental journey. No matter where you are starting, we can help you maintain your oral health or improve it. We happily treat the whole family starting from their very first appointment. 

If you need a family dentist, you can trust us with your family's oral health. Schedule a time to meet with Dr. Robson to see why so many patients chose him as their trusted dentist.