Preventive Care: The “What’s It Do For Me?” Review

You may find yourself reflecting on your dental care one day, wondering, what exactly does preventive care really do for you? Of course, you know that it’s something you should do. We always tell you just how important it is and that it keeps your smile healthy. However, as for the details and the particulars, you don’t really know what’s going on. For a deeper understanding and appreciation, why not follow along with our Commerce, TX practice’s quick review? You just might gain a new outlook (and may even want to give yourself a pat on the back) when you realize just how powerful your daily and professional preventive efforts really are!

It’s Stopping Tons Of Bacterial-Based Diseases

Bacteria is your main enemy in the world of protecting your oral health. It’s in your mouth. It fills the plaque that sticks to your teeth every day. When you are serious about preventive care, you’re brushing, flossing, and receiving care from our team, too! All of these details remove plaque, limit bacteria, and as a result, let you avoid the many common bacteria-based diseases that can destroy hard and soft tissues. These include problems like tooth decay, infections, and periodontal disease.

It’s Protecting Your Mouth’s Ability To Work

Your mouth needs to be able to open and close. You need to be able to chew and do so effectively and comfortably. While you already know preventive care controls bacteria, remember that it also protects the framework that gives your mouth life and function: Jaw joints, periodontal tissue, ligaments, and more remain protected so you can perform daily tasks!

It’s Helping You Avoid Oral Cancer

What you might not realize is that preventive care helps you avoid the significant and life-threatening severity of oral cancer. Can it develop anyway? Yes. However, the way prevention works goes like this: You are diligent and keep up with planning your twice-annual checkups. We screen you for this disease. We find it nice and early, should it develop, which means you’re treated before it has a chance to grow, spread, and progress. What does this mean? It means that your prevention helps protect your very life!

Let Prevention Help Keep Your Smile Safe

Come in for the prevention you need (and keep up with care at home) so you’re always enjoying a healthy smile! In addition to serving Commerce residents, our Commerce Family Dental practice works on the smiles of patients from Van Alstyne, Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your consultation or dental appointment, call our office today at (903) 886-3081.