There is no benefit to waiting around for dental problems to occur and then scrambling to treat them. Any minimal time you save by not coming in for preventive care will be more than counteracted by the time you spend getting care for cavities, gum disease, infections, etc. In addition, you are setting yourself up for potential pain, loss of teeth, and more. Here at Family Dentistry of Arlington Heights, we are dedicated to stopping oral health issues before they have a chance to get started.
Preventive care starts with you. Eat a nutritious diet and limit your consumption of sugars and starches, because they are the catalysts for the growth of invisible, sticky dental plaque on your teeth and at the gum line. Its bacterial acids decay your tooth structure, which leads to cavity formation. And they also irritate, inflame, and infect your gum tissue. Our Arlington Heights dental office
suggests that you brush your teeth when you awaken, after meals, and then again before you go to sleep. Combine that with flossing thoroughly at bedtime, too, and you have a solid strategy for combating the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is crusty and hardened, and it results from any dental plaque that remains after you brush and floss, such as that which hides in gum pockets. With just two visits per year to our Arlington Heights dental office, you can prevent tartar's worst consequences. Teeth cleanings remove tartar buildup and any residual plaque. Additionally, they reverse the signs of early stage gum disease. That's true prevention. In addition, our oral examination, also part of the same session, ensures the prompt detection and care of any cavities, keeping them from growing and putting you at greater risk for toothaches, infections, and tooth loss.
Why not reach out to our Arlington Heights dental office
right now to arrange your next trip here for preventive care?
By Family Dentistry of Arlington Heights
November 20, 2018