What are the benefits of preventative dentistry?

 

Preventative Dentistry | Houston, TXAt Royal Dental, patients in and around the area of Houston, TX can achieve beautiful smiles. However, there’s a lot of work that goes into keeping that smile beautiful, including preventative care.

What is preventative dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is a proactive approach to keeping the smile healthy. This includes visiting the dentist on a regular basis, brushing and flossing after meals, and visiting the dentist the minute you have a concern. These are the basic steps to ensuring the smile is free from tooth decay and periodontal disease that can negatively impact the smile.

Brushing and flossing – a good portion of oral health habits happen at home. This includes brushing and flossing after every meal, including snacks, to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth and from in-between the teeth. This can keep cavities and disease from occurring and maintain the health of the smile.
Regular dental visits – it is important that patients see their dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination with our team. This ensures that problems are found early enough for successful intervention. During these visits, our dental hygienists will provide a thorough cleaning and patients may undergo a series of x-rays so our dentist can evaluate the health of the smile outside of the visible areas.
Visiting as needed – some patients will notice problems with their smile but avoid going to the dentist thinking there isn’t a big issue. Unfortunately, situations such as this can result in more costly and damaging concerns. If patients notice something unusual about their smile, such as pain or bleeding, they need to connect with their dentist as soon as possible to be evaluated.

Does preventative dentistry cost less?

Over time, patients who are proactive about their dental health will often spend less overall than patients who are only “reactive” about their dental health. Issues that can become expensive include dental decay and periodontal disease which can completely, irreparably affect the smile.

Ready to discuss your options for preventative care?

Contact the team of Royal Dental today in the areas of Houston, Sugar Land, Baytown, Humble, and Pearland, TX by calling (713) 330-7700. We welcome new patients in the surrounding communities and can help address general dentistry with cleanings, examinations, and treatments for common dental concerns.

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