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Do You Have A Prevention Program For A Healthy Smile?

Do You Have A Prevention Program For A Healthy Smile?

Do You Have A Prevention Program For A Healthy Smile?

Welcome to the Clearwater Dental Associates blog! Our practice is here to help the families of Clearwater, Florida receive the comprehensive protection they need from oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, etc.

This is all part of our preventive dentistry program that is designed to keep you healthy and feeling good all through life. With a clean environment to thrive in, your smile will look better, too.

The main components of this prevention strategy include: your hygiene habits at home, frequent in-office checkups, and ongoing health education for your family.

You see, even if you stay on top of brushing your teeth daily and flossing, too, that is only the beginning. Teeth cleanings and oral examinations, are also essential for warding off problems.

These days, cavities are a common issue among Americans, but if they are caught early, they won’t have the opportunity to derail your health. It is only when the decay makes its way through your enamel into the soft pulp of your tooth, that you will be looking at a root canal or extraction. That won’t be any fun for you, we promise.

Why put yourself at-risk for real trouble, when simply keeping your 3-6 month appointments can save you from such a fate. It is less painful and costly to focus on prevention than it is to try to fix a bad situation down the road.

Doesn’t that make you want to set-up your next appointment today?

And keep in mind: cavities are only one of the things we help you through here at Clearwater Dental Associates.

Another potential problem you will want to pay attention to is gum disease. This is something that impacts millions of mouths in this country each year.

What’s all the fus about?

Gum disease is triggered by bacteria that has run wild in your mouth. At first, it can cause irritation of your gums. There may be some tenderness and bleeding that goes along with it. This is the gingivitis stage, and you may not be alarmed enough by the symptoms to know what is going on. Our team can spot it straightaway, and help you reverse the effects of gingivitis. But we can’t do that, if you aren’t coming in regularly enough for us to do our job.

Gum disease that advances into full blown periodontal disease, will wreak havoc on your oral health. Your gums will start to pull away from your teeth, even to the point of exposing the roots. Before long, your teeth will begin to exit the scene.

Unpleasant pockets of infection can form between your teeth, which can spread throughout your mouth, jeopardizing not only your teeth, but also your general wellness. There seems to be a correlation between gum disease and a whole host of serious medical conditions, including some forms of cancer.

Again, wouldn’t you rather stay on top of scheduling regular cleanings and exams to have to endure all of that?

Think about it: our professional teeth cleanings provide you with another layer of protection against periodontal disease, and our in-depth dental examinations will allow us to identify it, if it ever rears its ugly head, while it is still in the earliest stages and most effectively treated. Why wouldn’t you want that?

For the best results, you should make Clearwater Dental Associates a part of your plan. Make arrangements to come see us every 3-6 months. You’ll be glad that you did!

Stay Healthy! Schedule Your Visit!

Contact our Clearwater, FL dental practice now to schedule your next checkup and cleaning! We’ll do our part to keep you on the good road, in terms of oral health!