Something that we get asked a lot after establishing ourselves as providers of preventative dentistry in Chesham is this:
“What Is Preventative Dentistry?”
The majority of people may think that simply brushing your teeth twice a day covers you r mouth in the preventative department, but our dentists are specially trained to help you keep your mouth healthy by looking for issues which can be prevented from occurring in the future and stopping them in their tracks before they strike.
Preventing Damage to your Teeth (and Your Pocket!)
The main aim of preventative dentistry is to keep your mouth clean and healthy and reduce the need for dental treatment in the future.
Just like your doctor gives you a check-up and vaccinates you against infections and diseases, preventative dentists identify problem areas in your mouth and work with you to avoid the need for more expensive dental treatment down the line by tackling the problem before it arises.
Gum disease and tooth decay are the two obvious causes of tooth loss- the main issue that preventative dentists help people tackle. We want everyone to keep their natural teeth for as long as possible, and the only way to do that is to take the best possible care of your teeth throughout your life.
Your dental team sometimes put together a course of treatment that they will require you to follow to initially get your mouth into a good condition, before discussing how you can maintain your oral health in a way in which is healthy for just your teeth, but your entire body too.
Who Benefits From Preventative Dentistry?
Believe it or not, people who don’t have any teeth can still benefit from a visit to a preventative dentist.
As we mentioned above, preventative dentistry doesn’t just focus on your teeth, but your mouth as a whole. This includes looking for and denture sores as well as mouth cancer which are important to detect.
It’s also great for younger children to attend a preventative dentist as the sooner a dental professional is alerted to a problem, the easier it will be to treat and correct, especially in children whose teeth are still growing and can be easily manipulated if needs be to eradicate an impending issue in the mouth, such as crooked teeth or issues with overcrowding of the teeth.
It’s never too late to visit a preventative dentist, though. No matter what age you are, it’s extremely important to have a healthy mouth, and what better way to achieve that than working alongside a dental professional who can see further into your mouth that you can and know what they are looking for.
For more information about how our preventative dentistry service in Chesham can help you with your oral health, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today by calling 01494 763353.