At Dental Excellence, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Preventative dentistry is the practice of looking after your teeth to prevent dental concerns such as cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and much more. Preventative habits are beneficial to reduce the risk of major dental interventions, as well as saving you money by attending to minor problems before they greatly advance.
Children especially benefit from a preventative dentistry approach as their new adult teeth come in strong and healthy avoiding any major dental work.
It is important to remember your oral health is connected to the rest of your body and harmful bacteria which may be breeding in your mouth can travel and cause issues elsewhere in your body. Therefore maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health.
To ensure healthy teeth and gums, all you need to do is follow a few simple rules:
- Attend regular recall appointments at Dental Excellence for examinations and professional cleanings
- Follow an efficient cleaning routine, including brushing and flossing, at home
- Eat a well-balanced diet and limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods.
- Refraining from unhealthy habits, such as smoking.