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The Importance of Practicing Preventive Dental Care

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  • September 12, 2019
Invest in your oral and overall health by recognizing the importance of preventative dental care. Not sure where to start? Our Calgary holistic dentists can help.

A healthy mouth can be a great asset. Your teeth play an important role in your life, from helping you chew food and speak clearly, to giving your face its shape. A healthy smile will not only transform your visual appearance and the positivity of your mindset, but it will also improve your oral and overall health.

Some of the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene include:

  • Lower risk of tooth loss
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease
  • More affordable long-term dental costs
  • Elimination of halitosis (bad breath)
  • Avoidance of teeth staining

 

Our Calgary Dentists Provide Comprehensive & Affordable Oral Care

At Dr. Korol Dental, we know that good oral health can have so many wonderful, life-changing benefits. Our team of Calgary dentists strive to provide your family with affordable and comprehensive holistic dental services.

From emergency dental services to safe mercury removal and teeth cleanings, we can help you achieve optimal oral and overall health.

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Practice Preventive Dentistry: Care Today, Save Tomorrow

If you don’t properly manage your oral health today and take good care of your teeth, you may find yourself in a lot of pain and discomfort, and you may even have to spend thousands of dollars on restorative care.

By practicing preventive dentistry, you can protect your oral and overall health and safeguard your wallet from high dental costs.

What is Preventive Dentistry? Preventive dentistry emphasizes the importance of daily oral hygiene practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases. It combines at home oral care with regular visits to your dentist.

Start As Early As You Can: Begin daily tooth cleaning as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts. To establish a comprehensive oral health prevention program for your child, make sure to visit a dentist when they reach one year of age.

6 Preventive Dentistry Strategies to Follow

Preventive oral strategies for children and adults include a number of in-office and at home care activities, such as:

  1. Daily oral hygiene. The most important and simple prevention technique is brushing and flossing twice a day to remove any dental plaque from your teeth. If this isn’t removed, plaque can produce dental tartar which may lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
  2. Strive to keep a balanced diet. A healthy diet is essential for your oral health. Foods with sugars will feed the bacteria that produce dental plaque, while calcium poor diets can increase your risk of developing gum/periodontal disease.
  3. Stop smoking. Smoking or chewing tobacco will negatively impact your oral health. It can cause dry mouth, tooth discoloration and plaque buildup, but even worse, it can lead to gum disease, tooth loss and increases your risk of oral cancer.
  4. Visit your dentist regularly. Since most dental conditions are painless at first, you may not be aware you have a problem until it causes significant damage. Regular dental exams allow your dentist to catch and treat such issues early on, lowering your dental costs significantly.
  5. Schedule regular dental cleanings. It is recommended that you have a professional dental cleaning every six months to remove any dental plaque and stains you are unable to remove yourself. During this cleaning, your hygienist will also look for signs of tooth decay.
  6. Protect your teeth. If you are highly active or engage in any kind of sports, talk to your dentist about a custom-made mouth guard. This will protect you against broken teeth and any other dental emergency. Mouth guards can also be used to treat bruxism, which when left untreated, can wear down your teeth and contribute to TMJ disorder.

 

At Dr Korol Dental, We Believe in Patient Education

Our Calgary dentists strongly believe that patients who understand the outcome of poor dental health are more likely to practice good oral hygiene and see their dentist for preventive dentistry treatments.

That’s why we are passionate about sharing our knowledge and helping our patients instill excellent oral hygiene habits into their daily practice to ensure a lifetime of excellent dental and overall health.

 

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To find out more about our holistic dental services in Calgary, and how our team of qualified dentists can help you achieve total oral and overall well-being, contact our Calgary dental clinic at 403-245-9099 or fill in our online contact form.


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