Want to keep your teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible? Preventive dentistry helps you to keep your teeth and means you have less dental treatment in the long term.
The better you prevent or the earlier you treat decay and gum disease, the two leading causes of tooth loss in adults in the UK, the more chance you have of keeping your teeth for life. The team at Teeth and Smiles will work closely with you to help prevent the need for treatment.
Preventive dentistry can benefit anyone and it is excellent for children and young people but it is never too late to start.
Preventive dentistry reduces the risk of developing cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis and other problems – preventive dentistry focuses on ensuring your mouth is as healthy as it can possible be, by putting in place good dental hygiene
Preventive dentistry helps you to save money – over time the costs associates with poor oral hygiene can rapidly increase. Preventive dentistry may not completely eliminate your need for fillings, root canals or dental implants, but it can go a long way to reducing your need for these costlier treatments.
Preventive dentistry reduces the risk of developing serious illness – prevention is increasing important in dentistry as more evidence is compiled of the link between tooth decay or gum disease and various serious health problems. Diseases linked to poor oral health include strokes, respiratory and heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and oral cancer.
Preventive dentistry helps to stop damaging habits early – at your routine dental appointment the dentist is able to identify any areas of damage caused by incorrect brushing techniques, food, drinks and other lifestyle factors.