The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
By Madera Family Dental Care
August 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health

Find out why everyone should turn to preventive dental care to keep their smiles healthy.preventative dentistry

Sure, your teeth and gums feel great so they must be fine, right? Well, this isn’t always the case. Decay and gum disease are two of the most common issues to affect one’s oral health, and yet these are completely preventable with the proper preventive care. Our Madera, CA, dentist, Dr. Ahmed ElSayed, can help you learn more about preventive dentistry and how it can benefit you.

What is preventive dentistry?

The purpose of preventive dentistry is to avoid dental problems like cavities and gum disease. By taking actionable steps now you could stave off serious dental problems in the future. Practicing preventive dentistry is actually pretty simple and includes:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Replacing your toothbrush head every three to four months (or when the bristles begin to fray)
  • Avoiding sugar and eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Visiting our Madera general dentist for routine exams and professional cleanings

Just by following these simple steps you could avoid dental issues. Instilling these same principles in your children while they are young is a great way to teach them the importance of oral care early on.

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

While having a healthy smile is certainly reason enough to schedule your next routine cleaning with us, there are some other advantages to getting preventive dental care, including:

Saving Money: Sure, you’ll still have to spend money for at-home oral care essentials and visiting us every six months, but the cost of these preventive measures are far cheaper than the expense of needing dental treatments and restorations.

Saving Time: Time is precious and we know that you would rather be doing anything else than sit in the dentist chair for an hour or more. Of course, if you don’t properly care for your smile then you may find yourself dealing with dental issues such as cavities or gum disease that requires additional dental procedures. Prevent this altogether by just spending a little time now on preventive dental care.

Whether you are interested in getting fluoride treatment, dental sealants or just schedule your next cleaning in Madera, CA, we are here to help. Madera Family Dental can help keep every member of your family healthy and happy.


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