The Importance of Preventive Care
By Moorestown Smile Center
January 15, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is surprisingly easy thanks to preventive dental care.

We can all agree that the last thing we want to deal with is a dental problem like decay or gum disease, and yet these preventable conditions are extremely common. So, how can you do your part to maintain good oral hygiene? Through preventive dental care, of course! If you are wondering why it’s important to visit your Moorestown, NJ, general dentist, Dr. Aliya Khan, read on to learn the essential of preventative care!


What does preventive dentistry involve?

As you might imagine, the purpose behind preventive dentistry is to provide your mouth with the care it needs to stay healthy while also preventing issues from happening altogether. Preventive dentistry includes,

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing daily
  • Using an oral rinse
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Avoiding sugar and starches
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Visiting the dentist twice a year
  • Getting dental sealants or fluoride treatment (to reduce the risk of decay)


What can preventive dentistry do for me?

Our general dentist, Dr. Khan, believes it’s easier to prevent dental problems from occurring rather than just treating them once they happen. We know the last thing you want to deal with is an unnecessary dental procedure. Preventive dentistry offers these benefits:


Preserve and Protect Your Oral Health

Having a healthy, beautiful smile is important and it doesn’t have to be a challenge to maintain. By following the simple tips above, you can implement preventive practices that will reduce your risk for developing cavities, gum disease, and other issues that could affect the integrity and appearance of your smile.


Save Time and Money

We know that if given the choice, just about everyone would rather not have to undergo any dental procedure unless absolutely necessary; however, with the proper preventive dental measures in place, you could absolutely save yourself from needing dental work. Preventive dentistry will save you money and those extra trips to the dental office.


Promote Better Overall Health

Did you know that certain dental issues have been linked to serious systemic disorders such as diabetes and heart disease? This means that by maintaining good at-home oral care and visiting us regularly, we can reduce your risk for oral complications. We even perform oral cancer screenings during your checkups, which can detect oral cancer early and save lives!


Here at Moorestown Smile Center, our goal is to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful. If you are in need of general dentistry services, give our office a call today at (856) 638-5266!