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Why Preventive Dentistry Is Crucial to Your Good Health

June 16, 2020
Posted By: Norfolk County Dental Care
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Preventive dentistry in Norfolk, MA is designed to keep your teeth healthy and prevent common dental health issues like gingivitis, periodontal disease, cavities, and infections.

The impact of dental health issues, specifically periodontal disease and silent infections, can lead to tooth loss and even systemic health conditions like a heart attack, stroke, or the spread of infection.

How Often Should You Visit the Dentist in Norfolk?

The American Dental Association and your dentist in Norfolk, MA agree that dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months are crucial when it comes to preventing oral health complications and wellness issues. If you have an oral health diagnosis like gum disease, your dentist will customize your schedule.

During your preventive dental exam, your dentist screens your mouth for oral cancer, compares changes between dental visits, and examines your teeth and gums for early signs of disease. Periodically, your dentist takes x-rays to find hidden oral health issues as well. We may also discuss dietary tips to help improve your oral health, and we are always happy to answer your questions and chat with you about your dentistry.

Dental cleanings get rid of the bacteria that brushing alone cannot eradicate—this includes stubborn plaque and bacteria that can lead to oral health conditions.

Dental exams and cleanings in Norfolk, MA are always your best defense against cavities and tooth loss, but an excellent brushing and flossing habit at home also plays a critical role in your oral health.

Other preventive dentistry options we offer may include dental sealants and fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth and help prevent cavities.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam and Cleaning in Norfolk, MA

We look forward to helping you prevent oral health conditions through prevention. Contact our 02056 dentist office today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.

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