Preventative care can help patients in Dayton, OH avoid tooth extraction
Beautiful smiles make us interested in other people. They lead us to believe the person is friendly, happy, successful, and confident. Oral health is very closely connected with the appearance of the smile. Teeth and gums that are properly cared for will look much more attractive than neglected ones.
A large part of the smile’s appearance is derived from the way the permanent teeth erupt. As a child, we lose our baby teeth to allow room for the permanent teeth. Once these teeth come in it is important to take proper care of them. Brushing them at least twice a day (preferably after every meal) and flossing daily will remove food particles. This can help keep teeth free from plaque build-up, which can lead to decay.
At Alex Bell Dental, we have years of experience providing preventative education and dental care that can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and avoid problems that could lead to extensive damage or tooth extraction.
One of the most common reasons for tooth loss or extraction is gum disease. The health of the gums is just as vital to oral health as that of the teeth. During general dental visits, Dr. Cobb will thoroughly examine the gums to identify any potential signs of gum disease. The earliest stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, doesn’t always have easily identifiable symptoms. Gingivitis is most commonly diagnosed by a dentist during a routine check-up.
If gingivitis is not caught, it can progress to advanced gum disease. Once the condition progresses, the damage is irreversible. Gum disease can cause tooth loss, bone loss, and even put you at an increased risk for stroke or heart disease.
Staying proactive about your oral health is also one way to stay healthy overall. By taking a proactive approach to oral care and routine preventative visits, you can avoid some of the problems that may lead to tooth extraction. At Alex Bell Dental, we don’t just treat oral problems; we do our best to prevent them. If you are in the Dayton, OH area, call us today to schedule an appointment.
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