No one wants to have cavities or gum disease, and just a few simple and effective measures go a long way toward preventing them. At Bell Family Dental, our priority is to keep your oral wellness at a high level with advice on what you can do on your own, as well as with twice-yearly examinations and cleanings.
Even when you actually have a cavity or gum disease, it’s not too late to take advantage of preventive care. A small cavity can be filled, thereby stopping the hole from becoming bigger, which may lead to pain and infection, along with treatments like root canal therapy or a tooth extraction. And gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can be reversed with a routine teeth cleaning here at our Bayside dental office so that progression to the advanced stage will be halted. And considering that the results of advanced gum disease include persistent bad breath, bleeding gums while brushing, receding gums, and loss of gum and bone tissue, it’s all the more vital to take advantage of preventive care. Long before those more severe consequences are a possibility, though, you can take action that will reap valuable benefits. Among them are good nutrition, daily oral hygiene at home, and visits to our Bayside dental office on a six month schedule for examinations and cleanings. Children are even more prone to tooth decay, and so it is a good idea to take advantage of what dental sealants and fluoride treatments can provide for them. Sealants are liquid plastics applied to the grooves and depressions of his or her chewing surfaces and then hardened to create a barrier against decay. And fluoride treatments strengthen her or his enamel against decay in general.
Don’t let crucial preventive care pass you or your family by. Reach out to our Bayside dental office to book an appointment.