Importance of Preventative Dental Care

Importance of Preventative Dental Care

At Town Square Dental in Pasadena, we believe prevention is the best dental treatment our patients can receive. For this reason, we offer a variety of preventative dental treatments and try our best to educate patients about at home dental care. Many patients we see with poor oral health have neglected their oral health by ignoring preventive dental care. They’ve skipped years of dental visits, forgotten to brush and floss; some had never even been to a dentist! If you want to ensure your mouth is the healthiest it can be, take a look at these preventative dental care tips:

At Home Preventative Dental Care

  • Brush teeth at least twice a day.
  • Floss teeth at least once a day.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months (earlier if it is worn).
  • Avoid sugary foods/beverages.
  • If you participate in sports, ask about our custom mouthguards.
  • Schedule routine dental appointments at Town Square Dental.

Although at home dental care can help in the prevention of oral conditions, making sure to see your dentist regularly is very important. We can examine your mouth and check for any signs of decay, infection or disease and devise a treatment plan to get your oral health in check.

Preventative Dental Care at Town Square Dental

  • Dental Examinations
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments

Neglecting your oral health can have serious consequences, from cavities and tooth decay to root canals and missing teeth. As dental health issues become more serious, the cost of treatment and invasiveness increases. Many patients have to have teeth extracted and opt for bridges, dentures or even dental implants. Without implants to replace missing teeth, your teeth can begin to misalign, and you may even experience bone loss, altering your facial appearance.

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