The Importance of Preventive Dentistry

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Preventive dentistry means taking care of your teeth, gums, and mouth to the point where you’re able to avoid oral health problems, which are being proven more and more to be linked to overalL health problems.

Don’t believe us? Periodontal disease is linked to all sort of health maladies, conditions like diabetes and heart disease, even increasing your risk of having a stroke.

Preventive dentistry from a dental practice standpoint consists of:

  • Cleanings & Exams
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride
  • Diagnodent Laser
  • Prophylaxis

Preventive dentistry from a patient standpoint on a day to day basis looks like:

  • Building a great at-home oral health practice (brushing and flossing twice daily)
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Staying away from sugar when possible

Preventive Dentistry Benefits

When you practice great dental hygiene, not only are you drastically decreasing your risk of getting cavities, gingivitis, and periodontitis, but you’re also decreasing your risk of running into the following health problems:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer

Who Should Consider Preventive Dentistry?

Everyone! From children to senior citizens, preventive dentistry will allow newly developing adult teeth become strong and healthy. Preventive dentistry will also help prevent decay as we age. Sealants and topical fluoride are both available options to help prevent tooth decay. Preventive dentistry is a great way to help you keep your real teeth as you advance in age.

 

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