How Preventive Dentistry is Better Than Cure
The average person does not go to the dentist unless they have pain or discomfort of some kind, and in most cases when the pain occurs the oral disease process is well advanced, resulting in the loss of one or more teeth. Having a preventative routine and good oral hygiene, flossing, balanced meals and regular dental visits (at least every six months), saves a lot of hassle and money on expensive treatments.
Preventative dentistry aims to establish barriers and create habits that interfere with the development of oral diseases.
Plaque is directly responsible for some of these diseases, it seems logical that we consider how to remove it to prevent cavities and periodontal problems. This is not as simple as it seems, because plaque gets into the tinniest crevices. We have a film of plaque between teeth, that is only accessible if you use dental floss for example.
The important thing is that you can take control of it thanks to your dentist and dental hygienist. At Smylife we are committed to educating our patients and to make sure that, whenever possible, any oral disease is prevented. Don´t wait until is too late and book your free consultation.