Maybe you’ve heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to dentistry, this couldn’t be more true. This is because dental problems are exponentially more painful and difficult to address the longer they are left untreated. Preventing them from occurring in the first place is always the preferred option!
Preventive dentistry refers to the daily care and dental procedures used to maintain healthy teeth. The two major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. When you and your dental provider work together to protect your teeth from these problems, this can prevent the need for treatment. Daily maintenance is key to ensuring you’ll have clean, healthy teeth for years to come!
Check out these three preventive dental options for tips on keeping your teeth strong:
If you have questions, you can learn more about proper flossing techniques with us at your next dental appointment.
Your annual or biannual visit to the dentist has a vital part to play in the prevention of dental caries, gum disease, and other oral conditions. At each visit, you’ll receive a comprehensive cleaning from a dental hygienist. This cleaning serves to disrupt the bacteria that gathers on the teeth and gums so that they can’t do further damage. You’ll also benefit from oral screenings, which allow the dentist to detect and treat incipient conditions before they become serious.
To schedule a preventive family dentistry appointment at a discounted rate, please contact PDFP at 215-898-8965 today!