Taking care of your oral health is very important.
If you avoid looking after your teeth, well then you a prime candidate for a whole bunch of dental problems down the road, which will be very costly. So, when you practice preventative dentistry, you don’t have to worry about hefty dental bills and the good news is that you will have healthy teeth, which is a positive benefit for the body.
What is preventative dentistry?
Preventative dentistry is taking care of your teeth daily and keeping them healthy at all times. When you look after your oral health, you reduce the risk of gum disease, cavities, periodontitis, enamel wear, and tooth loss.
Brushing your teeth a few times a day and flossing daily is a great way to keep your oral health in check. Also, visiting the dentist a few times a year for cleaning and check-ups is a must as your dentist will detect any early problems with your teeth. Regular cleanings help keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking awesome too.
Following a balanced diet is also important as it gives your teeth the right amount of nutrients they need, and it is always recommended to limit sugar intake, and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol altogether. Drinking lots of water throughout the day and taking vitamins are also essential.
What are the benefits of preventative dentistry?
Having good dental hygiene helps thwart off dental problems in the near and distant future. And since oral health is linked to overall health, preventative dentistry helps you reduce the risk of having serious health problems, like diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and respiratory disease.
Even better, having healthy teeth is a boost for your overall self esteem.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s never too late to embrace preventative dentistry. Do it today and your body will love you for it!
Dr. Cecile Macatangay, DMD, encourages you to contact her so that you can learn more about the benefits of preventative dentistry. Your oral health matters, so come in and discover how to keep your teeth healthy and clean.