The best way to avoid unpleasant dental issues is to take steps to prevent the problem in the first place. Preventive dentistry is caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. There are many ways to look after your teeth both with your dentist and at home. We want out patients to have the best dental health so will help you look after your teeth with regular appointments and lots of dental care information.
What can be issues can be avoided?
Keeping your teeth healthy will avoid dental problems such as gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, enamel wear, bad breath, tooth loss and more. Looking after your teeth will prevent stressful dental procedures and will save you money.
Not only that but you can stop common conditions in their tracks. If you or your dentist spot any signs of issues like gum disease, preventive measures can be taken to reverse the problem so you can have healthier teeth and gums than ever before.
What Can You Do at Home?
Brush Daily – Brushing is the most important part of preventing dental issues. You should brush your teeth daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Toothbrushes should be replaced three or four times a year. When brushing make sure you brush your tongue to get rid of bacteria and to help freshen your breath.
Floss – Flossing is recommended because it cleans the spaces in-between teeth. It is important to floss in the right way to get the full benefit. If you are unsure about flossing ask your dentist for more information and for a quick demonstration.
Eat a Balanced Diet – A balanced diet can help protect your teeth with certain nutrients. You should also drink plenty of water and lower your sugar. Eating a balanced diet will also give you the vitamins needed for good oral health.
Visit Your Dentist – Visiting the dentist is very important. The dentist will check for problems and will spot any early signs of dental issues. You should see the dentist at least once a year, it may be more if you have dental problems. The more steps you take the less problems you will have.
Preventive Treatment at the Dentists
Oral Exam – An oral exam will allow the dentist to spot any issues or any early signs. An exam can spot tooth decay and more and will also give you peace of mind that your oral health is at its best.
X-Rays – X rays are another detection tool. This will give the dentist a more in depth view of your dental health.
Teeth Cleaning – Teeth cleaning can help prevent cavities and gum disease. If you haven’t had a clean for a long time you may need more than one clean and be referred to a hygienist.
Hygienists – A hygienist takes charge of cleaning your teeth. You may need more than one visit. Getting your teeth cleaned will help solve and prevent gum disease and more.
Contact us today if you have any concerns about your dental health. We can provide preventive information and you can make a dental appointment to get your teeth checked and treated quickly.