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The Importance of Preventive Care

The Importance of Preventive Care

With how dependent we are on our teeth and how much we use them daily sometimes we start to take them for granted. It is only when we are faced with tooth pain or tooth loss when we realize how debilitating it can be. Luckily prevention of tooth loss is in our hands and the most important start is by providing preventative care. At Artistic and Family Dental in Denver CO, general dentists Dr. Steven J. Wilk and Dr. Jeffery Revoir are here to provide their patients with the information they need about preventative care and how they can keep their teeth healthy. Read on to learn more about preventative care.

What is Preventative Care?

Preventative dentistry is the practice of taking care of your teeth on a routine basis to keep them healthy. This avoids and heavily reduces the chance of problems like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and plenty more.

What Are Some Common Routines I can Follow?

Most common ways to follow preventative care is:

  • Daily brushing two to three times a day
  • Daily flossing
  • Use of mouthwash
  • Cleaning your tongue
  • Use of fluoride toothpaste
  • Reduce the usage of tobacco and alcohol
  • Eating a balanced diet

These are just some of the routines that can be followed to make sure that your oral hygiene is taken care of. Refer to your dentist to learn more about these routines and others that you can follow for preventative dental care.

How Can Preventative Care Benefit Me?

With the following of some of the basic routines, the lifetime of your teeth is significantly extended. It reduces the chance of cavities, gum disease, infection and much more. It is also important to visit your general dentist at least one to two times a year to get a dental checkup, where any issues that are beginning to appear can be spotted and sorted out before they become large problems. Dr. Steven J Wilk and Dr. Jeffery Revoir are here from Artistic and Family Dental Center in Denver, CO to provide their patients will the care that they need, focusing on preventative dental care. Call our office in Denver at (303) 758-2980 today to set up an appointment.