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Preventive Dentistry in Ballwin

Preventive Dentistry Ballwin, MO

Preventive dentistry can help keep your teeth and gums disease and decay free and minimize the chances of your oral health adversely affecting the rest of your body.

When it comes to your teeth and gums, there are two choices – to prevent problems from occurring, or to deal with the problems later. Our oral health care approach is to help you preserve your smile whenever possible without the need for extreme measures.

Poor Oral Health Can Have Big Consequences

While decaying teeth and sickly gums are an obvious result of poor oral hygiene and infrequent dental care, there are far-reaching consequences to ignoring your dental health. Gum disease can contribute increased risk for stroke and heart disease, among other health issues. Decayed, infected, or missing teeth can cause chewing issues, leading to digestive problems. Cracked, crooked, or broken teeth can cause self-esteem issues and depression.

Dental Care is Health Care

Dental is often grouped apart from the rest of health care, but it is integral to overall health. Preventive dentistry can help keep your teeth and gums disease and decay free, and minimize the chances of your oral health adversely affecting the rest of your body.

Preventive dentistry consists of three equally important approaches:

The leading cause of tooth loss is gum disease. Second in line is tooth decay. By listening to updates from your dentist about the best oral health tips, remembering to follow your at-home recommended care, and seeing a dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam, you can effectively prevent most severe dental issues and save both time and money as well as your smile.

If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, don’t panic. We’ll evaluate your teeth and gums, plan a course of treatment, and help you regain and maintain a brilliant, healthy smile. It’s never too late to start taking better care of yourself. Call and schedule an appointment today!