Preventive dentistry is a dental practice which deals with maintaining good oral hygiene to prevent any dental issues that may be incurred in the future. It is easier to stop dental health issues from happening than repairing the damage after it has happened. Besides, preventive dentistry also helps to reduce the risk of gingivitis, cavities, periodontitis, and enamel loss. This, therefore, helps reduce the risk of secondary health problems that can be caused by poor oral health, such as respiratory disease, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
Preventive dental care at Manchester Dental Group includes services such as dental check-ups, professional dental cleanings, dental sealants, dental fillings, X-rays, regular brushing, and dental flossing.
You should see your dentist twice a year for a dental check-up and professional cleaning. Your dentist will check for any problems in your gums and teeth and do a thorough professional cleaning to remove any plaque, tartar, or food debris that subject teeth to decay. Unfortunately, since most of these oral conditions are painless in their early stages, you may not be aware of them until they cause damage if you don’t adhere to regular dental check-ups.
The following are types of preventive dental services and practices:
Besides a healthy oral cavity and an aesthetic smile, preventive dentistry has the following benefits:
Preventive dentistry helps reduce the amount of expenses that will be spent in the future. Compared to the costs of major dental procedures, professional cleanings are relatively cheap. So investing in your preventive care can save you a lot of money in the future.
If you are told to choose between spending hours in a dentist’s office or a few minutes flossing or brushing your teeth, the answer is pretty much obvious.
Keeping your gums and teeth healthy prevents minor dental problems that can turn into major problems that require root canals and dental crowns. Unfortunately, both these dental procedures are painful because it involves drilling into your teeth.
Oral health problems such as crooked teeth, bad breath, and discolored teeth can make one feel self-conscious about their smile. People with these problems often suffer from low self-esteem as they interact with their peers or colleagues. All it takes is seeing your dentist, who will care for your problems and improve your smile’s aesthetic.
Sometimes it is hard to identify the best toothbrush or toothpaste to use; these products have several ingredients, and knowing which to choose is a challenge. It is even worse as all the products promise the best results. A preventive dental visit has a professional who will talk to patients about medically approved products for oral health. They also advise you on the proper techniques to clean your teeth and mouth and the proper healthy diet to follow.