Preventative Care Wheaton Dentists
Preventative care is a crucial part of your mouth’s health. When you neglect to care for your teeth and gums regularly, you are putting yourself at risk for more severe problems. Some of these problems may have long term or permanent effects and could also impact more than your oral health. There are many forms of preventative care and a lot of those can be taken care of at home.
Brushing and flossing daily are the most obvious forms of home preventative care. Brushing in fact is the most important aspect of preventative care. This helps remove any debris from meals and helps freshen your breath. Flossing daily is also highly recommended. Flossing allows you to get into the places your toothbrush just can’t reach.
Another important step with preventative care is to visit your dentist twice a year for check-ups. If you haven’t had a routine check-up for an extended period of time or are in need of scheduling a check-up, call us at Bauer & Bauer today at 630-665-5550.
Establish Good Oral Habits
Establishing good oral habits and a routine is imperative to your oral health and your overall health. It is especially important to establish these good habits in young children. Inform them on the importance of good oral hygiene and the detrimental effects of not maintaining your oral health. At the same time, you don’t want to frighten your child, especially when it comes time for their routine dental check-up.
Do not make a big deal of going to the dentist with your children. Dental anxiety can cause you and your child to avoid going to the dentist, potentially leading to more serious oral health issues in the future. Visiting the dentist every six months will help curb dental anxiety and will help prevent more severe issues that could make a dental visit, unpleasant.
The Benefits of Preventative Care
Having good dental hygiene can greatly reduce the risks of getting gingivitis, cavities, periodontitis and other oral health problems. Some other issues that can arise from poor dental hygiene are diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and even cancer. So, preventive dental care actually does a lot for your overall health.
For more information on our preventative services and other dental services contact us today at 630-665-5550.