Preventive Care Dentistry

Dr. Yount believes, as does the American Dental Association, maintaining great oral health is crucial in avoiding pain, tooth loss and expensive restorative dental procedures. Recent studies, focusing on bacteria found in peoples’ mouths that do not have regular cleanings, indicate these bacteria may cause an inflammatory response and, if not, treated might lead to health related problems. Regular cleanings to eliminate the bacteria are recommended to help prevent these systemic health issues. Dr. Yount
recommends patients receive at least two cleanings a year; a yearly comprehensive cleaning appointment which includes x-rays, a periodontal and caries evaluation, an oral cancer screening, photos of teeth with concerns, a thorough cleaning and a comprehensive exam; and another regular cleaning. Regular 6 month cleanings combined with good home care are essential to maintaining patients overall dental and physical health.

To learn more about preventive care or to schedule a consultation appointment, please
call Dr. Yount’s office at 217.235.0434.

Comprehensive Yearly Exam

Once a year, Dr. Yount performs a comprehensive exam to check the patient’s oral
health. This exam is essential in finding and managing dental problems before they
become larger and require more complicated treatment.