Preventive Dental Care is so Important to your Health
Good oral health contributes positively to your physical, mental and social well-being and to the enjoyment of life's possibilities.
If you don’t take care of your teeth and properly manage your oral health, you may find it costing thousands of dollars in restorative dental care
Preventive dental care emphasizes the importance of ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions. Effective preventive dental care combines at-home oral care by patients with treatments and education offered by your dentist
At-home oral hygiene
The most important prevention technique is brushing and flossing at least twice a day, or after every meal; to remove dental plaque. If not removed, plaque can build up and produce dental tartar, a hardened, sticky substance that cause tooth decay and lead to gum disease.
A balanced diet is essential. Foods with sugars and carbohydrates feed the bacteria that produce dental plaque, while calcium-poor diets increase your chances of developing gum (periodontal) disease and jaw deterioration.
Regular dental visits
Since most dental conditions are painless at first you may not be aware of dental problems until they cause significant damage. For best results, schedule regular dental check-ups every six months; more often if you’re at higher risk for oral diseases. Especially for children, checking oral growth and development should be part of dental evaluations.
A dental cleaning is recommended every six months to remove dental plaque and stains you’re unable to remove yourself as well as to check for signs of tooth decay.
Patients who understand the outcome of poor dental health are likelier to see their dentist for preventive dental care treatments. Instilling excellent oral hygiene habits significantly helps ensure a lifetime of dental health.
Benefits of Preventive Dental Care
Considering that oral health is linked to overall health, preventive dental care is important to your overall well being. Oral diseases can interfere with eating, speaking, daily activities and self-esteem.
Preventive dental care can result in less extensive – and less expensive – treatment for any dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Our hygiene services offered at Byronwood Dental in London, ON include teeth cleaning, periodontal maintenance, commonly known as “gum cleaning”, and your regular dental check up.
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