The Importance Of Preventive Care
Preventing dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease is an important part of your dental and general health and wellbeing. However, doing so often requires help from your dentist. But what can you do to prevent these conditions? What is the real importance of preventative care? Find out the answers to these questions and more with John C. Koechley, D.D.S. in Batavia, IL.
What is preventative dental care?
Preventative dental care usually entails seeing your dentist twice a year for a dental examination and a professional dental cleaning. These visits help your dentist find and treat potentially serious dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease at their beginning stages before they become more complex problems and can still be treated with simple dental procedures like a filling. These visits also give you plenty of time and contact with your dentist to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have or to learn about or schedule other types of dental procedures such as cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening.
How can I prevent dental issues at home?
Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once is usually enough of an at-home routine to keep tooth decay and gum disease away. However, patients must commit to this routine and to their regular preventative examinations and cleanings with their dentist. Failing to stick with this important yet simple at-home oral care routine allows bacteria and plaque to build up on the teeth, eventually forming tartar and ending up in a cavity.
Preventative Dental Care in Batavia, IL
Preventing dental issues is easy with the right help. At a regular dental examination, your dentist will take a look at your mouth and teeth, ensuring that there are no pressing issues which require immediate treatment. Many treatments, such as filling a cavity or a root canal, are performed during your examination. Other, more complex procedures may require a separate appointment. A dental cleaning will remove all of the plaque and tartar from your teeth, giving you a clean slate.
For more information on preventing dental issues or keeping your teeth healthy between dental examinations and cleanings, please contact John C. Koechley, D.D.S. in Batavia, IL. Call (630) 406-9441 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Koechley today!