Preventive care is a far better strategy than waiting until you experience pain or other symptoms and then seeking to have treatment. Here at St. George Family Dental, there will be times that everyone needs to have a problem addressed, but the vast majority of them are avoidable with proper preventive care.
Dental plaque is the primary cause for most tooth and gum issues. This invisible, sticky, film-like bacteria results in erosion of tooth enamel to form cavities. It is also the reason why your gums become red and irritated, which are the two key signs of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. The first line of defense against plaque is to keep it to a minimum. Do so by limiting your consumption of sugars and starches, because they fuel the formation of plaque. Brush your teeth twice per day, and floss between them once, successfully removing most of the plaque on and between your teeth, and at the gum line. Some may stay out of reach and turn to hardened tartar. When you visit our dentist in Kingdom City on a six month schedule, you will have a complete examination, as well as a teeth cleaning, which eradicates tartar buildup and reverses the signs of early stage gum disease. Without that essential preventive care, gum disease would progress to the advanced stage, putting you at risk for symptoms that include inflammation, infection, receding gums, bleeding when you brush, and erosion of gum and bone tissue. In addition, cavities detected and filled early by our dentist in Kingdom City are far less likely to cause you toothaches or infections.
While you’re thinking about it, contact our office right now and let us schedule a convenient time to come in for the crucial preventive care that will allow our dentist in Kingdom City to put the odds in your favor for maintaining optimal oral health.