Benefits of Preventative Dental Care

 In General Dentistry, Health, Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dental Care

Why is preventative dental care so important? Simple. You are proactively caring for your teeth so nothing happens as a result. Preventative dental care is one of the best things you can do for your health. Oral health greatly impacts our physical health. If we focus on preventative measures for our body, we need to do the same for our teeth. It helps keep bacteria, disease, and other things out of our mouths. As a result, we are happier and healthier.

Preventative dental care comes in different forms. The most popular forms include frequent dental cleanings and daily care. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist in intervals to ensure your teeth are healthy. Some dentists recommend every six months, and some recommend once a year. Regardless, you need to see your dentist at least once a year, if not more, depending on your oral health history.

General dentistry is an excellent way to prevent further issues from happening. If you neglect your oral care you can face substantial and expensive consequences. Cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay all start with poor dental hygiene. There are also certain issues, like tartar, that require professional cleanings to get rid of it. Sometimes our toothbrushes don’t reach all of the right places, and plaque can form. If plaque is not properly taken care of, it will turn to tartar. One issue will lead to the next until you can get with a dentist to fix it. The easiest and cheapest way to avoid all of this is with preventative care!

If you are interested in learning more about preventative care, visit South Holston Dental Designs. At South Holston Dental, we offer a variety of services including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry,  implant services, extractions, and more. Our team offers high-quality dental care to all of our patients. We also will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan if necessary. To schedule an appointment, visit us online here or call us at (276) 466-9800 today.

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