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Preventive Dentistry

Women Who Used Preventative DentistryPreventive dentistry is a new method of assisting you in maintaining a healthy mouth. It aids in the preservation of your teeth and reduces the need for dental care.

Whilst preventive dentistry does involve regular dental check-ups it also involves you maintaining healthy dental habits at home.


What is Preventive Dentistry?

The process of caring for your teeth in order to keep them healthy is known as preventive dentistry. Cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and other issues can all be avoided by doing so.

Preventive dentistry includes a number of things including daily brushing and teeth cleanings. A major preventative strategy is seeing the dentist at regular intervals established by experts to maintain maximum oral health. These procedures are intended to keep teeth clean, strong, and white. At a young age, children should also be taught appropriate mouth hygiene.

What does Preventive Dentistry do?

Preventive dentistry helps patients avoid dental problems in the future. You can avoid or decrease the consequences of the following if you practice good dental hygiene:

  • Cavities
  • Gingivitis
  • Enamel loss
  • Periodontitis

Who benefits from Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is beneficial to everyone. It benefits children in particular because it permits their freshly forming adult teeth to emerge robust and healthy. Dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments can help children’s teeth healthy and free of decay. Preventive dentistry is beneficial to elderly adults because it helps them preserve their natural teeth.

Your oral health is linked to the overall wellness of your body. This is due to the fact that hazardous bacteria thrive in the mouth. Keeping your tongue clean is therefore beneficial to your overall health.

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry

You may dramatically minimise your risk of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental disorders by practising good oral hygiene. As a result, you may be less likely to experience secondary problems as a result of poor dental health. The following are some health issues that may be connected to poor dental health:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cancer

Poor dental health may also be associated with premature birth and low birth weight. If you’re pregnant, you should keep practising or adopting good preventive oral health. This includes going to the dentist for regular checkups.

In addition to lowering your risk of developing other health problems, excellent preventative health can also save you money. Even if you have dental insurance, the costs of poor oral hygiene can pile up quickly. While preventative dentistry will not totally eliminate the need for fillings, root canals, or dental implants, it will go a long way toward lowering the expense of these procedures.

Brush Your Teeth Daily

Brushing your teeth using fluoride toothpaste is the most important aspect of preventative dentistry. Most people should replace their toothbrushes every three to four months or when the bristles begin to fray.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth and brush your tongue. This will aid in the removal of bacteria from your mouth as well as the freshening of your breath.

Floss Daily

It’s also a good idea to floss every day. Flossing aids in the cleaning of the gaps between the teeth. If you have braces, floss threaders may be required to get between the metal brackets.

If you want to gain the maximum benefit from flossing, be sure you’re doing it correctly. Ask your dentist for a quick flossing tutorial at your next dental appointment to ensure you’re getting the most out of this instrument.

Visit Your Dentist

Annual dental visits for an examination to check for any abnormalities with your teeth or gums. You’ll probably benefit from more frequent dental appointments if you’re at a greater risk for dental problems. If you’re not at risk for dental problems, you might get by with just one cleaning every year. Cleanings and exams allow dentists to detect problems early on and treat them effectively.

Find out what your dental insurance covers if you have one. Many insurance plans include two annual preventive dental appointments.

Healthy Eating

Eating a well-balanced diet also aids in the protection of your teeth by giving the nutrients they require. Limit your sugar intake, particularly simple carbohydrates like white bread, and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Vitamins are crucial for good oral health. A diversified diet will help you receive all of the vitamins you need to keep your smile healthy.

Maintain your oral health or get expert medical advice from Etwall Dental Practice. If you feel as though you may want to learn more about preventative dentistry or any other cosmetic treatment, please get in touch with us via phone on 01283 733391 or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you to discuss treatment options.

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