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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Preventive dentistry is dental care that not only benefits your oral health but also your general health. It starts at home with consistent brushing and flossing and ends at your dentist’s with routine checkups and cleanings. Acknowledging that every system in your body is deeply connected, preventive dentistry claims that the secret to longevity begins with taking care of your teeth.

Charles Mayo, a founder of the Mayo Clinic, once said that “preventive dentistry and restoring your natural teeth can add 10 years to human life.”

Dr. Korol Dental offers the full range of services associated with preventive dentistry in Calgary: comprehensive dental exams, thorough dental cleanings, and the latest dental care devices. Visit our experienced biocompatible dentists today for a healthier future. 

What Is Preventive Dentistry And Dental Care? 

Preventive dentistry constitutes a series of easy-to-do and accessible dental care routines and procedures that work in conjunction to stave off severe health issues一both oral and non-oral. Components of preventive dentistry include:

Regular brushing and flossing: The most basic form of dental hygiene can remove up to 60% of the bacteria in your mouth. Eliminating bacteria helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, chronic bad breath, and staining. 

Dental cleaning: Biannual dental cleanings can remove the remaining 40% of the bacteria residing deep under the gum line. The advanced cleaning tools used by a dentist are often the only way to get at the plaque that has hardened into tartar in hard-to-reach areas. Even with routine brushing and flossing, patients who neglect their dental cleanings are at an increased risk of cavities and other oral complications. 

Dental exams: Oral health is not just about maintaining a clean set of teeth and gums; the structural condition of your teeth and jaw matters too. Many people over the course of their life will develop teeth alignment and teeth grinding problems and temporomandibular joint diseases. Those who damage their teeth will also need restorative treatment. Dental exams let your dentist address these issues before they get worse. For instance, diagnosing bruxism (involuntary teeth grinding) at an early stage can allow your dentist to commission a custom night guard for you and help prevent gum recession. And for patients involved in sports, custom mouthguards can protect teeth against breakage and prevent tooth loss.

Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry

As its name suggests, the purpose of preventive dentistry is to prevent you from contracting serious health conditions that can require expensive invasive treatments. Tooth decay, tooth loss, and a host of gum diseases can all be prevented or at least significantly reduced in severity with proper dental care. 

But the benefits of preventive dentistry extend beyond oral health. Recent research has stressed the connection between oral health and your body’s overall health. Evidence increasingly points to the conclusion that oral health has a direct effect on the rest of your body and vice-versa. 

For instance, gum infection has been shown to maintain a reciprocal connection with diabetes. The presence of bacteria in the mouth can destabilize blood sugar in your system, exacerbating the effects of diabetes. In turn, high blood sugar can negatively impact your white blood cells, which play a crucial role in fighting off infections. 

This is but one example of how a healthy smile works to keep your body in good condition. Other examples of the mouth-body connection include oral-induced cardiovascular problems and respiratory diseases caused by gum infection. 

Your Preventive Dentistry Needs In Calgary 

Preventive dentistry is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. These basic dental care procedures not only help you ensure impeccable oral health, but they play a role in regulating your body as a whole too. 

Whether you are looking for dental cleanings, dental exams, digital X-rays, mouthguards, or any other component of preventive dentistry in Calgary, Dr. Koral Dental has it all. Our seasoned biocompatible dentists are specifically trained to use practices and techniques that benefit your overall health一not just your teeth and jaw. Dial 403-245-9099 or fill out the online contact form to discuss a complete preventive dentistry plan with one of our biocompatible dentists.  


Q: How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
A: Unless otherwise indicated by your dentist, you should get your teeth cleaned twice a year. 

Q: What is biocompatible dentistry?
A: Biocompatible dentistry is the philosophy that your oral health is intimately connected with your overall health. This mouth-body connection means that all treatments and care provided by a biocompatible dentist contribute to your overall wellbeing. 

Q: Is preventive dentistry covered by insurance?
A: Some components of preventive dentistry may be covered by your insurance provider while some others may not. Contact your insurance provider for more details.


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