Preventive Dentistry - Why Need It?

Why do we need preventive dentistry? Especially if one takes care of his or her teeth diligently. Brushing regularly (which is twice a day), flossing daily, eating the right foods, and visiting the dentist every six months should be enough to have healthy teeth right? Well, yes and no.

You see, if you religiously take care of your teeth, doing all of the above, it's enough to keep your teeth healthy. The right foods, limiting your sweets or if possible, no sweets at all help a lot. So do regular brushing and flossing. Even if you don't brush the recommended 2 minutes a session, all the other oral health care activities you do should more than make up for it.

However, there are some things that are beyond our control. Here's an example, say you were gnawing on a steak bone, and you don't realize that it chipped a tiny portion of your tooth. It goes undetected, and pretty soon a small contingent of bacteria resides in it. The bacteria thrive and the small chip grows bigger and bigger. Pretty soon, before you know it, you'll be needing root canal therapy. It is a plausible scenario that could have been prevented if one had preventive dentistry performed on him or her.

They say an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, and that is true with your teeth. If you prevented the causing of the chip, which probably happened by having soft teeth, your dentist could have given you instruction which kinds of food to eat, or a regimen that would strengthen your teeth. Or if you visited earlier while the chip was small, it could have been detected and filled right away to prevent it growing more.

So don't brush off preventive dentistry right away, and look at it the way it is. To prevent any mishap that may occur to your teeth. It's worth your time to get preventive dentistry, so it is best that you take it into consideration. If you are in the area, you can visit one of the capable Toorak dentists and have your teeth checked. Just to be sure.

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