You only get one set of permanent teeth, so it makes absolute sense to take good care of them. That’s why at the Smile Center we put a lot of emphasis on preventive dental care. Maintaining good oral hygiene not only helps your teeth last longer, but also help stave off a host of health problems linked to the bacteria caused by poor oral hygiene. The bacteria that originates in your mouth can travel throughout your body and cause medical conditions such as:
So what’s the best way to practice preventive dental care? First, brushing your teeth properly twice a day and flossing at least once daily are paramount to maintaining a healthy smile.
Just as important, however, are regular dental checkups. When you keep up with routine checkups, we can monitor your oral health and catch any issues before they turn into major problems. Tooth decay and gum disease often start out small, but eventually, they can lead to root canals and even tooth extractions.
Remember, not only will preventive dental care positively affect your overall health and wellbeing, but it will also save you time and money down the road!