Preventive dentistry focuses on ensuring that you can keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease and the better you can prevent these problems, the more chance you have of keeping your teeth into old age.
Preventive dentistry can benefit anyone at any age. The earlier you start the better, but it is never too late to start. Children, in particular, benefit because it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. Dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments help prevent decay in your children’s teeth. If you’re an adult, you can benefit from preventive dentistry because it helps you to keep your real teeth.
Preventive dentistry focuses on caring for your teeth to ensure that you keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more.
Oral health is connected to the health of your body as a whole. This is because the mouth is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health.
In addition to the health benefits, preventive dental care can save you money. By attending for regular appointments, any problems can be identified early and treated quickly. While preventive dentistry may not completely eliminate your need for fillings, root canals or dental implants it can go a long way in reducing your need for these costly treatments.
Tips to keep your teeth healthy
1. Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
2. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or sooner if the bristles become worn
3. Use interdental cleaning aids daily
4. Attend for regular routine dental appointments
5. Eat a balanced diet