By Thiells Dentistry
December 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why you should visit your dentist every six months for checkups.

 

Do your teeth and gums look and feel great? If so, you may think you don’t have to visit dentist Dr. Michael Bleyzer, serving the Stony Point, Rockland County, and Pomona, NY, area, for dental cleanings and exams; however, no matter how healthy your smile might seem Man Flossingit’s important that you are getting the routine preventive care you need to keep decay and gum disease away.

 

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry includes any activity that involves protecting your teeth from damage, whether that is the result of decay, gum disease, an infection or traumatic injury. Preventive dentistry encompasses both what you can do and what our Pomona, NY, general dentist can do for you.

You’ve heard that “an ounce of prevention with worth a pound of cure”, right? That’s certainly true when it comes to caring for your oral health. If you put in the effort early on you’ll be rewarded with a healthy, beautiful smile. And if issues do arise, preventive dentistry will provide you with early detection and immediate treatment to prevent further issues or complications.

Preventive dentistry can also save you time and money in the long run. Think about it: by providing your oral health with everyday care that it needs to stay healthy you can prevent the need for expensive dental treatments in the future.

As if this wasn’t enough to get you invested in protecting your oral health, preventive dentistry can also help you maintain better health, overall. As you might imagine, your oral health and general health are linked. By investing in your oral health you’re also investing in your general health, too.

 

What is involved in preventive dentistry?

There are several ways to prevent decay and other issues from happening to you. Common types of preventive dentistry include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Visiting your dentist every six months for checkups
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Avoid or quit smoking
  • Getting fluoride treatments
  • Getting dental sealants to protect molars from decay (common in children and teens)
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports

These are just some of the ways that you can protect your teeth and gums from common dental problems. If you need tips on how to improve any of these habits, just ask us during your next checkup.

Caring for your smile doesn’t have to be a challenge and here in Pomona, NY and serving the Stony Point and Rockland County areas, our dental office makes it easy to schedule dental cleanings and to get the proper preventive care you and your family need for healthy, happy smiles. Call our office today.

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