The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

important preventive careCaring for one’s teeth and gums to keep them in a healthy state is the practice of preventive dentistry. Preventive care helps you avoid gum disease, worn enamel, tooth decay and more. There are many types of preventive care, but the most important is what you can do at home. Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste is essential to keeping your smile healthy, clean, and white. Visiting your dentist twice a year, or as often as recommended, is also extremely important to your oral health.

Who can benefit from Preventive Care?

People of all ages can benefit from practicing good preventive dental care. Children should be taught the importance of taking care of their teeth and mouth at a young age to ensure their teeth develop properly. As children age into adults, excellent preventive care can give them a better chance of keeping their natural teeth. Because your oral health is directly related to your overall health, it is imperative to practice good oral hygiene to help keep your risks of systemic illnesses to a minimum as you grow older.

Types of Preventive Care

Brushing your teeth is the most important aspect of preventive care, but there are also several other steps you should take to maintain excellent oral hygiene.

  • Visit your dentist as often as recommended. Biannual visits are most commonly recommended, however, some people may need exams more often.
  • Flossing at least once daily is crucial for removing food and plaque buildup from between your teeth. If this buildup is allowed to accumulate for too long, tooth decay can infect and erode your healthy teeth.
  • You should eat a well-balanced diet to provide your teeth with essential nutrients. Avoid sugars and carbs, as these types of foods exasperate the problem of tooth decay.

ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH FAMILY DENTIST:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.