You have heard time and time again that prevention is the best medicine. This is one of those old sayings that individuals seem to apply to just about anything when procrastination is involved. Fortunately, the sentiment behind the statement is completely true in regard to dental care. While you may have had this idea instilled into your daily habits and beliefs from a young age (which is always a good thing) we encourage you to become more familiar with the associated facts. Actually, preventive care is extremely effective and can make your life much easier when compared with the alternative.
You may not consider how much extra time it takes to address problems and fix your oral health when things go wrong. Choosing to practice excellent preventive care can allow you to avoid the need to visit us for additional trips for restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, or root canal treatment. With prevention, you only need to brush and floss at home each day and see us once every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
About all of those potential restorative treatments you may require if you develop tooth decay, gum disease, a tooth infection, or other concerns: It’s all money you could keep in your pocket by practicing excellent preventive care. Brushing, flossing, and preventive visits keep plaque off of your teeth and gums, so they remain in excellent health.
Preventing plaque from hardening on your teeth and beneath your gumline means you will enjoy good oral health and daily comfort. However, if you avoid prevention, cavities, infection, or gum disease may cause uncomfortable symptoms that require restorative care. Stick with preventive care and expect comfort.