Preventative Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry in Houston and Surrounding Areas

Good oral hygiene habits significantly reduce your risk of developing gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, and other dental problems. At Royal Dental, we emphasize the importance of oral preventive care so you can maintain a healthy mouth filled with healthy teeth and gums. Like preventive health care, preventive dental care seeks to prevent problems with the teeth and gums from occurring, rather than reacting to problems that have already taken hold. Preventive dental care includes daily brushing and flossing. Twice-yearly dental cleanings and exams are also needed to ensure that teeth are clean and strong. They also help us discover any problems to be addressed before they become more serious.

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Teeth

Preventive dental care is an easy way to avoid serious dental problems. Brushing and flossing properly remove plaque from the teeth’s surface, as well as the spaces between teeth. This keeps decay from gaining a foothold. Regular cleanings and routine dental exams allow the dentist to identify problems and treat them immediately, removing the need for more extensive procedures later on. A healthy diet can also help keep teeth and gums in good shape.

When Should I Schedule an Appointment?

Ask our dentists and hygienists for recommendations on the type of toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss to use. Plus, ask how many cleanings you need yearly based on your dental history and the current state of your oral health. It’s important to take care of your teeth as surgeries and other issues can be costly and painful. By combining regular brushing and flossing with routine checkups, you will severely decrease the risk for diseases and other issues. At Royal Dental, we’re here to help you get the best smile you can and prevent it for many years. If you have any questions about preventative dental care, contact us today to schedule an appointment.