It’s not uncommon to have problems with your teeth once in a while. But did you know that staying on top of your regular dental checkups and cleanings can help prevent most of those problems? The team at Dental Place Westborough wants you to understand how preventive dentistry can help you keep your smile healthy.
Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing oral disease, particularly gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer. By screening your mouth on a regular basis there is a greater chance that potentially harmful dental conditions can be identified ad treated. This includes large fillings from earlier in your life that may be breaking down or will break down in the future, areas where your trap food, places where you are not cleaning properly and more.
Dental hygienists also play a role in preventive dentistry by offering more than just a simple cleaning. Along with removing bacteria that can lead to cavities and gum problems, your hygienist is also responsible for teaching you how to care for your teeth at home. This is a big part of preventive dentistry. You are the first line of defense against your own oral disease. Making sure that you take proper care of your teeth makes a big difference.
Your dentist and dental hygienist are here to help by answering any of your questions about how to care for your teeth properly at home. They can also review with you any concerns they may have about your future dental health and what you can do now to make things easier later.
It’s not too late to get on a preventive regimen that works for you because it’s best to take action before a problem arises. Make an appointment today to get back on the track to preventing future dental problems.