Preventive Dentistry: The Key To Avoiding Dental Problems

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When it comes to your oral health, you don't want to cut corners. Preventive dentistry can go a long way toward improving oral health problems and oral hygiene, as well as overall dental health. You should schedule appointments to see your dentist regularly if you want to avoid some of the major problems that can occur without regular maintenance. 

What do you need to know about preventive dental care? The following benefits will have you calling your local dental clinic in Winnipeg for an appointment today! 

Prevent Tooth Decay 

Chances are that you already know how preventive dentistry impacts your smile, but it’s crucial for more than just shining those pearly whites. Dentists recommend a visit every six months so that you can keep your finger on the pulse of tooth decay. 

Even with great oral health on your own at home, you can still develop the buildup of tartar and plaque, which need to be removed by the skilled hands of your dental treatment team. Dentists can not only remove the buildup, but they can also spot weak areas of the tooth that might lead to discomfort down the road if cavities aren’t treated. 

Spot Gum Disease Early

Gum disease has been linked to many problems with the body, including high blood pressure and even heart disease. Routine dental care allows your dentist to spot any problems in the spaces between your gums and your teeth, the early signs of periodontitis or periodontal disease. 

Screen for Oral Cancer

Your dentist can do more than just tend to your teeth. They’re also highly skilled at performing oral cancer screenings. Preventive dental care often means that you can spot some of the signs of larger health issues sooner. You won't want to put off your dental care for long if you have concerns about developing cancer alongside the development of dental problems. 

Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments

Oral hygiene at home can only go so far in helping you to prevent cavities. A good dentist can apply dental sealants at your regular dental visits to protect the back teeth from cavities, given that they’re harder to keep clean due to their uneven surfaces. 

They can also apply fluoride treatments (which should be used in combination with fluoride toothpaste at home). This can strengthen the tooth's enamel and make it less likely that you’ll develop cavities.  You want to keep those natural teeth healthy for as long as possible!

Practicing Preventive Dentistry With East Kildonan Dental Group

If you want to maintain good oral health and keep your teeth healthy, you need to make sure that you’re visiting the dentist on a regular basis. Regular visits should take place at least twice a year to maintain the practice of good oral hygiene. 

East Kildonan Dental Group can help you to make the most of your oral health. Give us a call today to set up your appointment and discuss how we can help you improve your smile. 


Article written by East Kildonan Dental

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