When we talk about prevention in any form, we are discussing keeping something from happening. When we’re talking specifically about preventive dentistry, we are focusing on an area of dental care that inhibits the development of problems, such as hygiene-related oral health diseases and function-related disorders. For a clearer understanding of what you can accomplish through prevention and what it means for you, let’s do a bit of exploring.
Why Choose Prevention?
We always suggest patients choose to become dedicated to practicing preventive dentistry because it makes life much easier and more comfortable. Prevention in the world of dental care means you are avoiding a long list of issues that may require repair and that will damage your oral health. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Hygiene-related problems, such as cavity development, gingivitis, or periodontal disease
- Function related problems, such as TMJ disorder or bruxism
What Does Prevention Include?
Preventive dentistry is the general term we use to describe the approach you take both at home and with our professional services to keep your smile healthy. Fortunately, prevention is likely much simpler than you might assume. For your home care, we suggest you brush your smile two times a day (and floss it once a day). For your professional care, we invite you to see us two times a year for your dental checkups and dental cleanings.
Figuring It All Out
We would love to guide you toward your healthiest smile! Whether you are uncertain about the best products to purchase for your home dental hygiene, if you’re not sure whether you need a cleaning and checkup, or if you have other questions, please give us a call. We would be pleased to help you get your oral health on track.