Preventative Care in Billings, MT

Preventative dentistry involves taking measures to prevent dental issues before they arise. This approach involves regular dental checkups, cleanings, and education on proper oral hygiene practices. It’s essential to identify any dental problems early on to prevent them from developing into more severe issues.

The Importance of Preventative Care

Preventative care is critical to maintaining good oral health. Regular dental checkups and cleanings can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. Preventative care can also help identify dental problems early on, saving you from expensive and invasive treatments in the future.

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Oral Health Neglect: Costly Consequences

Neglecting proper oral hygiene and dental care can lead to a myriad of problems. If plaque and tartar continue to build up on teeth, it can cause inflammation and bleeding of the gums, known as gingivitis. This can progress to more serious issues, including:

  • Periodontal disease which damages the tissues and bone surrounding teeth
  • Tooth decay and cavities which allow infection to set in
  • Eventual tooth loss if decay and disease are left untreated
  • Bad breath, difficulty chewing, and nutritional issues
  • Bacteria from dental infections enter the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body, leading to infections in other areas

Proper brushing, flossing, diet, and professional dental cleanings are crucial for avoiding these harmful consequences and keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Maintain Good Oral Health Between Dental Appointments

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices is essential to maintaining good oral health. Here are a few things you can do to keep in good health:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Floss daily
  • Use mouthwash
  • Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink plenty of water

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Smile Brighter and Healthier with Preventative Dentistry

Don't wait until you're experiencing dental pain or discomfort to take action. If you're a current patient, remember to schedule your regular dental checkups and cleanings to maintain good oral health. If you're a new patient, we invite you to join our dental family in Billings, MT.

Are you ready to prioritize your oral health? Then give us a call today at (406) 298-4485 if you’re a new patient or dial (406) 256-5165 for current patients and schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you!