Preventive dentistry means keeping your teeth in great shape, so they don’t get cavities or infected. At Morrisburg Dental, we prefer prevention over treatment. For many people, medicine and dentistry are about going to the doctor or dentist’s office when they’re not feeling okay.
That needs to change because the current trend in healthcare is that prevention is much more valuable. Keeping our bodies and teeth in their healthy natural state is better in the long run than treating them from diseases.
At Morrisburg Dental, we recommend preventive dentistry to protect teeth from a lot of conditions. These include cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and enamel loss. Enamel loss is irreversible, and cavities can be filled using artificial materials, but lost fragments of teeth can’t be replaced. Periodontitis is easy to treat if mild but may require surgery if severe.
Most of these conditions are due to excess bacteria in a person’s mouth. Usually, these bacteria are found in plaques and tartar. By visiting us twice a year and getting your teeth cleaned, you won’t have any types of buildup, which will reflect on the health of your teeth positively.
Poor dental hygiene has been linked to several health problems. These include diabetes, cancer, and respiratory disease. People who have congenital heart defects or valvular abnormalities are at serious risk of systemic infections from bacteria living in their mouths. They’ll need to take extra good care of their oral health.
Additionally, poor dental health will lead to extra costs and time spent in treatment. If you wish to save time and money, you should focus on taking good care of your teeth at home and visiting us twice a year.
Taking care of your teeth at home will only take a few minutes of your day. Additionally, visiting our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning isn’t much. It’s also better than having to come to us with a toothache due to a cavity or periodontitis. A few minutes each day will pay dividends for years.