Compared to treatment after the fact, preventive care is simpler, more effective, and leads to better results both now and in the future. At Ventura Dental, we’re committed to getting out ahead of cavities and gum disease.
Two times per year visiting our Kissimmee dental office combined with a strong at-home regimen of brushing and flossing, along with good nutrition and limited sugar intake are all components of prevention. You should brush your teeth the first thing when you wake up, and then follow that up with doing so again after meals. Cap off your day with a final brushing of your teeth before bed, and be sure to also floss between all your teeth. The unseen enemy of your teeth and gums is dental plaque. It’s a bacterial, film-like substance whose acids erode your tooth enamel to form cavities; and also irritate, inflame, and infect your gum tissue. When you come in for your six month exam and cleaning at our Kissimmee dental office, the goal is to address any cavities immediately, and to prevent future ones with a cleaning. That’s a big benefit of professional teeth cleaning, but there’s more. Early stage gum disease is reversed, stopping the progression to advanced gum disease, which can result in symptoms such as receding gums, bleeding while brushing, and even the loss of gum and bone tissue. Ultimately, gum disease left unchecked can cause your teeth to come loose. So it’s not hard to see the overall advantages that preventive care are responsible for. And for your children, fluoride treatments and dental sealants provide added protection.
Reach out to our Kissimmee dental office to schedule an appointment for you or for anyone else in your family to get routine preventive care. Don’t risk pain, infections, and other consequences that may be avoided with the right attention.