Preventive dentistry focuses on caring for your teeth to ensure that you keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more.
Everyone can benefit from preventive dentistry. Children, in particular, benefit because it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. Dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments help prevent decay in your children’s teeth. If you’re an adult, you can benefit from preventive dentistry because it helps you to keep your real teeth.
Oral health is connected to the health of your body as a whole. This is because the mouth is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health.
In addition to the health benefits, preventive dental care can save you money. By attending for regular appointments, any problems can be identified early and treated quickly. While preventive dentistry may not completely eliminate your need for fillings, root canals or dental implants it can go a long way in reducing your need for these costly treatments.