Taking many forms, preventative dentistry encompasses daily oral health practices such as brushing and flossing teeth, as well as regular dental visits recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA). In short, the aim of preventative dentistry is to help ensure that teeth are clean, strong and white, as noted by Healthline.
Even so, while many realize that good oral care at home contributes to healthy teeth and gums, individuals often view regular dental visits as necessary “only if they are experiencing dental problems.” Unfortunately, this causes some to forego regular dental checkups. For this reason, dental professionals have devoted more time educating patients on preventative dentistry as a window into one’s overall health.
From mouth sores and cysts, to cancer, diabetes and early indications of heart disease, dentists value regular dental visits to assess and detect a number of conditions. Thus, preventative dentistry is about more than cleaning teeth and checking for cavities. It is about establishing a trusted relationship between dentist and patient, one that advances oral and overall health. What’s more is that preventative measures taken by a dentist help manage the development of systemic diseases by keeping oral inflammation at bay. As patients gain an awareness of the connection between oral and overall health, they are more likely to commit to better oral care at home. Additionally, preventative dentistry helps patients avoid the need for costly dental treatments, as concerns are addressed in their earliest stage.
Preventative Dentistry—The Basis For Excellent Oral And Overall Health
Dr. William Capati at Sugar Creek Family Dental believes that preventative dentistry provides the basis for obtaining excellent oral and overall health. That’s why he makes it his mission to provide comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages. Thus, whether you’re searching for the right dentist for your child, if you’re new to the area or if it’s been some time since you’ve visited the dentist, Dr. Capati and the team welcome your call today at Sugar Creek Family Dental in Fenton today.
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