Benefits of Preventive Treatment from an Experienced Dental Team
Coping with and treating serious dental issues can be extremely difficult and costly. Depending on the type and severity of your dental problem you may experience discomfort and have to undergo lengthy difficult procedures. The best approach is to prevent major dental issues from occurring in the first place. By implementing clinically and research-based preventive measures we can avoid and minimize the financial costs or potential discomfort from what could have been an unnecessary dental procedure.
Having good oral hygiene is an essential part of ensuring healthy teeth and gums. By establishing good habits you can increase your chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime and reduce the risk of developing serious dental problems that could result in pain, discomfort, and tooth loss.
Preventing dental problems
To reduce the risk of developing serious dental problems and to maintain healthy teeth and gums:
Exercise good dental care at home | It is important to exercise good dental hygiene at home every day. You should be brushing your teeth two times a day (i.e. at morning and at night) with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and floss one time a day in order to ensure the areas between your teeth and gums are kept clean and healthy. Toothbrushes should be changed out regularly every 2-3 months (i.e. assess the bristles and if the colored indicator on the bristles have faded away). An electric toothbrush is also a great tool for achieving a clean healthy mouth.
Follow a healthy diet | The food you eat has a huge impact on your dental health. Foods and drinks high in sugar and carbohydrates increases your risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Foods high in acidity like lemons and soda can erode enamel, the protective layer on your teeth. By following a healthy diet high in fiber and calcium will minimize your risk of developing dental issues and ensure good dental health.
Seeking regular care and checkups with your dentist | To prevent and identify potential dental problems early on, attending regular checkups with your dentist is important. It is recommended you visit your dentist routinely according to your dental health condition. Healthy mouths recommended to get professional cleaning at least twice a year. However, more frequent intervals (as short as monthly) are needed for people with varying severity of compromised dental health. We strongly believe preventing problems from occurring in the first place is the best approach and strive to make sure every patient feels like a part of our dental family.
To become a part of our dental home and to meet our experienced team please contact our dentist near Pasadena today to schedule an appointment.