Proactive Dentistry

Proactive Dentistry


Dr. Rautio and her team promote a proactive approach to all our patients who visit our office. Each bi-annual check-up and cleaning typically includes an evaluation of your current oral health and an evaluation on what parts of your hygiene that need treatment. .  With simple changes like  adding a fluoride rinse or changing your toothbrush more often, your smile and overall well-being can improve.     


What is Proper Oral Hygiene?


Everyone’s dental requirements are different, therefore there is not one resounding oral care plan that translates to every smile. Often the only true way to know what the needs of your teeth are is to speak with Dr. Erin to determine what supplemental techniques can be implemented into your daily dental hygiene plan. This includes adopting a diet low in sugar, which is harmful to our enamel and soft-tissues. After learning what dental tips benefit you, they must be carried out as recommended for maximum effectiveness.   


Benefits for Children


Our youngest patients are still losing their first set of teeth and they stand to gain more through general education that is carried over towards maintaining their adult teeth. Dr. Rautio reviews proactive oral care tips with both children and their parents so that each child has a support system to promote optimal oral health.


Learning how to care for your teeth not only helps your own oral health, but it also encourages better dental hygiene for your whole family. Dr. Rautio sees many members of the same family and knows the importance of a group effort.


Treating Issues Early


Preemptively restoring damaged teeth with a crown or performing an extraction is an example of our tested method of addressing issues before they can affect other oral structures. Our bi-annual checkups help Dr. Erin spot and repair problems while they are still relatively small. We also train our patients on how to identify complications and what to do during a dental emergency. As a result, patients are less likely to develop serious issues and are more aware of how to react during emergencies until they see our specialist.     


Schedule Your Visit with Dr. Rautio Today!


Taking the time to learn how to care for our teeth ultimately leads to lower costs, less-invasive treatments, and better health overall. Call now to set up your appointment and find out if you are doing everything possible to maintain healthy teeth and gums.


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