Preventative Dentistry, Proactive Dental Care

Brush morning and night, floss every day, avoid sugary foods, visit twice a year for cleanings, these are things you have probably heard from your Dentist since your very first visit as a child. The reason is preventive care is the foundation of dentistry. Preventive dentistry is the practice of keeping your teething healthy by taking care of them. Proper dental hygiene helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and other issues.

What is preventative dentistry?

There are many facets of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals determined by a dentist for optimal oral health. These practices are designed to ensure that teeth are clean, strong, and white.
These are also the things we are the worst at as we get older and tend to lead to bigger problems with our teeth. Even if you get gold stars at home for teeth care, it is imperative to visit your Dentist for professional cleaning at least twice a year. Bi-annual visits are when they can assess any other problems or concerns with your teeth. Improper care of teeth and gums can also lead to other health concerns if not treated. Some things to expect at your oral exam will consist of a visible examination of the teeth and gums. If it has been a while since your last dentist visit, you may also need x-rays for a complete view of your teeth.

What Does Preventive Dentistry Do?

Preventive dentistry stops people from forming dental problems later on. Practicing proper dental care, you can avoid or lessen the effects of these:

  • cavities
  • gingivitis
  • enamel loss
  • periodontitis

Schedule an appointment today with Etobicoke's dentist of choice, Village Dental. At Village Dental, Dr. Ramin Hassanein and his knowledgeable and friendly staff will do all that they can to make sure that your visit is a pleasant one. The entire team at Village Dental takes pride in fulfilling your dental needs. They are very enthusiastic about dentistry and especially committed to improving the quality of life of their patients.

More than a Cleaning

Besides a routine cleaning and oral exam some other areas your Dentist can help with are:

  • Kids Dentistry, it is recommended that children as young as one visit to have their teeth assessed and catch any early concerns.
  • Dental Emergencies, a chipped tooth or a crown that comes loose can be very concerning and may need immediate care.
  • Bad Breath, most bad breath can be cured by brushing, but some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring which a dentist may need to assess.
In addition to decreasing your risk for other health issues, exercising good preventive health can save you money. Even with dental insurance, the costs linked to poor oral hygiene can add up. While preventive dentistry may not cancel your need for fillings, root canals, or dental implants, it can go a long way in eliminating your need for these costly treatments.

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