The Importance Of Preventive Dentistry
Wondering why you need to visit the dentist twice a year?
If you don’t practice good oral hygiene now you may find yourself dealing with some pretty hefty dental bills and multiple dental procedures. Instead of undergoing a bunch of dental procedures, we believe it’s better for people to practice good oral care from the get-go to prevent the need for unnecessary treatments. Effective general and preventive dentistry involve the care you give your smile day in and day out, as well as the routine exams and cleanings that your Novi, MI, dentist Dr. David Salah offers.
What does preventive dentistry entail?
Some of the best ways to protect your smile from cavities, gum disease, and injury include:
- At-home oral care (this includes brushing and flossing)
- Eating a healthy diet
- Dental sealants (often placed for children and teens)
- Routine prophylactic cleanings and exams
- Patient education
- Oral cancer screenings
- Sports mouthguards
- Nightguards (for those who grind their teeth at night)
Why is preventive dentistry important?
As you might be able to guess, it’s far easier to maintain a healthy smile than it is to fix the problem once it shows up. Getting the general dentistry care you need from our Novi, MI, dental team will save you time and money. By getting routine care, cleanings, and checkups we can save you from needing certain dental work and procedures that could bring you into our office multiple times. Instead, preventive dentistry provides you with easy strategies to keep your teeth, gums, jawbone, and mouth healthy.
One of the best ways to keep your smile healthy is to visit your dentist every six months. Even though the goal is to remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent decay and gum disease, these checkups also make it possible for us to catch and treat problems early when it’s far easier to address these issues. With good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, good oral habits, and visiting your dentist every six months, you can maintain a healthy, glowing smile for years to come.
If you are concerned about your oral health, or if it’s time for your six-month general dentistry checkup with your Novi, MI, family dentist, Dr. Salah, call Progressive Dental Group today at 248-349-7560.