Preventive dentistry is a term that refers to practices involved in taking care of your teeth to keep them healthy.
Preventive dentistry procedures will help solve conditions such as gum disease, dental cavities, enamel wear and many more to keep your dental health at its optimum.
Dentists at Smile Care Valencia recommend practices such as daily brushing of the teeth as well as regular visits to the dentist. This will ensure that your teeth remain strong, clean and the natural white color.
The most important measure to take in maintaining optimal oral health is teeth brushing. You should ensure you use fluoride toothpaste which is recommended to get rid of dirt in the teeth successfully. Our dentists also advise patients to replace their toothbrushes every 3 months.
The bristles on the toothbrush wear off with time, and they may not be as effective after continued use, thus the need for the change. You should remember to brush your tongue as well as it will give you a fresh breath in addition to the healthy teeth. Daily flossing of the teeth is also recommended in preventive dentistry. Brushing alone does not remove bits of food particle that get stuck in between teeth.
This is because the toothbrush is barely able to reach such areas. Flossing will effectively remove the food particles and stop the chance for acting of bacteria which would lead to the starting of cavities and other dental complications.
To know how to use dental floss properly, you can visit our dental practice and ask for expert advice from our qualified dentists. We also sell dental floss at our clinic so you can ask for those when you visit us. Flossing is also recommended for patients wearing braces as toothbrushes may not be suitable for them. Frequent visits to the dentist will also help keep you in proper dental health.
We recommend you see a dentist at least once a year even when not experiencing dental complications. This will provide the dentist with an opportunity for checking you for any problems, and if some are recognized, they can be tackled early enough.
The visits will also allow for deep cleaning procedures which get rid of any accumulating bacteria thus keeping you free from ailments.
Your food affects your dental health. As such, you should eat a balanced diet to provide the teeth with the required nutrients to remain healthy. You should also avoid sugary foods due to their adverse effects on teeth.
Everyone benefits from preventive dentistry procedures, from small children to adults.
Children especially benefit the most from the procedures as they create a good foundation for the development of strong and healthy teeth and avoiding future complications.
Oral health is also connected to the overall body health and as such preventive dentistry also leads to total body wellness. The secondary problems caused by poor oral health are avoided.
Such conditions include diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory diseases and some forms of cancer.
In addition to reducing your risk of infections, preventive dentistry, also saves you money as you avoid future dental visits.