Although it is dental healthcare month, proper dental care should be practiced all year round! The foundation of that is preventative care, which will allow you and your family to have a lifetime of bright, shining smiles.
What is Preventative Care?
Preventative care starts with at home care. Brushing and flossing regularly is a critical component of keeping your teeth and gums healthy on a daily basis. It also involves making sound dietary choices, avoiding foods that can damage your teeth or cause decay. Taking these things seriously is your first step in preventative care.
But preventative care also involves going to the dentist! By visiting the dentist regularly, dental issues can be detected before they become serious problems. Dentists and hygienists are able to see warning signs that you may not recognize on your own, and they can also inspect the hard to see parts of your mouth.
Why is Preventative Care Important?
There is an old saying that goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That is certainly true for dental care! By engaging in preventative dental care, you can save a considerable amount of money that would have been spent on treating dental problems.
In addition to the financial benefit, preventative care also saves you time. When dental problems arise, they cause you to spend a lot more time at the dentist’s office for treatment.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of preventative dental care is that it helps you avoid secondary dental problems! By practicing good at home habits and visiting the dentist regularly, you can avoid many of the common issues that cause people trouble every day.
We want to stress the importance of preventative care, and we seek to help you take proper care of your teeth in any way we can!