Who benefits from preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is about taking care of your teeth to keep them healthy and avoid complications such as cavities, gum disease and tooth wear. To maintain good oral health, Dr. Al Eid recommends regular visits for dental examination and cleaning: in children it allows new teeth to become strong and healthy, while in adults it keeps the adult teeth in perfect shape for more years to come.
What are the advantages of preventive dentistry?
With good dental hygiene, you can significantly reduce your risk of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis and other similar dental problems. Preventive dentistry also allows you to keep your teeth healthy and reduces your risk of secondary problems caused by poor oral health (part of your overall health).
Health problems that can be related to poor oral health:
- Heart Disease
- Respiratory conditions
In addition to reducing your risk for other health problems, having good preventive dental habits will likely save you money since the costs associated with poor oral hygiene can add up quickly. Preventive dentistry does not completely eliminate the need for dental treatments, but it does go a long way in reducing your chances of requiring expensive dental procedures.