Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is the practice of actively caring for your oral health in order to avoid problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Effective preventative dental care requires proper oral hygiene habits and regular visits to see your dentist as determined based on your personal needs.

What is a Preventative Dental Care Appointment?

To maintain optimal oral health, we recommend visiting your dentist at least once per year. Based on personal oral health history and risk factors, your dentist can advise you on how often you need to make dental care appointments.

Regular preventative dental care appointments will allow your dentist to detect oral health issues such as gingivitis and tooth decay in the early stages, which will make treatment easier with less discomfort for you. The early detection of oral health problems can help avoid the necessity of having a more complex or costly dental procedure down the road,.

To ensure you are optimizing your oral hygiene routine, book a preventive dental care appointment with Yorkville Village Dental Group today!

The premise of preventative dentistry is to prevent oral health complications from forming now to avoid health issues later on. If you take proper preventative measures, you can actively avoid or lessen the effects of oral health issues such as:

  1. Cavities
  2. Gingivitis
  3. Enamel loss
  4. Periodontal Disease

Everyone can benefit from taking preventative measures in terms of oral health, especially children as proper oral care early will help their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. With good oral hygiene practices and proper preventative dentistry measures, you can greatly reduce the risk of oral health complications. Reducing oral health complications can, in turn, reduce the risk of secondary health problems that are caused or heightened due to poor oral health, such as:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Heart disease
  3. Osteoporosis
  4. Respiratory disease
  5. Cancer

In addition to reducing your risk for oral and other health issues, practicing proper preventative dental care can save you the time, money, and pain that might be incurred during the process of treatment for oral health issues. While preventative dentistry may not completely eliminate the need for fillings, root canals, or dental implants, it can greatly reduce the risk of needing these treatments.

  1. Brush your teeth daily
  2. Floss daily
  3. Regularly visit your dentist
  4. Avoid consuming sugar and acids in excess