The adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is especially true when it comes to your dental health. Going to the dentist on a regular basis is important to prevent irreversible damage from occurring to your teeth and can save you thousands of dollars throughout your lifetime. A term we use in our office to describe this is “preventative dentistry.” With preventative dentistry, the goal is to keep you as healthy as possible and maintain your natural teeth for life.
These procedures include:
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatment
- Mouth guards
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Exam and X-Rays
Your Role in Preventing Dental Disease
Only one person can ensure you maintain and happy healthy smile and that is You. In addition to brushing and flossing twice a day, the services or procedures listed above can only be performed by visiting a dental office.
Dental disease is almost entirely preventable and oral health is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss. Infection from tooth disease can even spread to other parts of the body and in rare cases, can even lead to death.
You can practice preventive dentistry on yourself by adopting these healthy habits: Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss between teeth once a day, eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks and go to the dentist for regular check-ups! This will help ensure a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime.