How preventive dental service in Waterloo, ON keeps you healthy
Naturally, you want to take great care of your smile. It is your greatest social asset, and a predominant feature in your facial aesthetic. Moreover, oral health is closely linked with overall health in many ways. That is why we put a strong emphasis on preventive services here at Bayley Dental in Waterloo, ON.
Why is preventive dentistry important?
All too often, people don’t think about visiting a dentist until a problem develops. While early treatment is good, avoiding the problem in the first place is even better – and that is the goal of preventive dental procedures. In combination with good daily oral hygiene, preventive dentistry can reduce your risk of:
- Dental caries (cavities)
- Tooth abscess
- Gum recession
The benefits of good oral health extend beyond your mouth, to your entire body. Scientific research has linked oral disease with numerous other health problems, including:
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disease
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How you can protect your smile
Preventive dentistry include procedures such as teeth cleaning and polishing, sealants, examinations, oral disease screenings, and patient education. These services are a crucial part of great oral health. However, we will probably only see you a couple of times a year for routine appointments. How you care for your teeth every other day of the year is equally important. Healthy habits include:
- Brush your teeth thoroughly. If you are done in a few seconds, then your teeth are not clean. You want to clean all surfaces, brushing all the way to the gumline, and that takes a couple of minutes.
- Floss every day. Occasionally isn’t enough. Brushing only cleans about a two-thirds of the tooth surface. Any remaining plaque can harden in as little as 24 hours.
- Eat healthy. A tooth-friendly diet means more than just cutting back on sugar. Like the rest or your body, your mouth needs proper nutrients for optimal health. Additionally, foods high in antioxidants and vitamins that support the immune system help your body stave off infections, including gum disease.
- Don’t hesitate to ask for advice. Are you unsure what is the best angle to hold your toothbrush? Wondering which toothpaste or mouth rinse to use? Wondering about how existing medical conditions such as diabetes will impact your oral health? Just ask your dentist or hygienist. Patient education and guidance is one of the most important parts of preventive dentistry, we are happy to discuss your concerns.
Is it time for a check up?
If you haven’t seen a dentist recently, do your smile a favor and call us at (519) 895-0582 to schedule an appointment.