Prevention: 3 Benefits You Forget About

Preventive dental care! It’s something that you practice (hopefully) every day, it’s something that offers you exceptional protection for your smile, and it’s also one of those things that comes with lots of benefits that are easy to overlook. Why, you may wonder, is it so easy to forget about many of the advantages that come along with this area of smile care? Generally speaking, it’s because there are so many and because prevention turns into something you do on auto-pilot, so you don’t think too much about it. Today, though, our Conroe, TX team reminds you of some important highlights!

#1: You Hardly Spend Any Time On Your Smile

It’s easy to forget that when you’re following through on best practices for preventive care, you’re not actually doing a whole lot. Yes, of course, you’re putting in time and effort and it is paying off! However, compare the five or six minutes you spend a day brushing and the two visits you have with us each year with what long-term maintenance for smile problems will require (and the time it takes to come in for restorative care treatments). You will quickly realize: You spend just a little time to save yourself a ton of time!

#2: You Avoid More Than You Realize

When you are practicing preventive care and your smile is fine, you don’t think a whole lot about oral diseases and disorders because they are not affecting you. Why would you bother thinking about negative things? However, we like to bring this up as a reminder of just how advantageous your care really is. When you are on top of prevention, you can avoid:

  • Cavities
  • Infections
  • Broken teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Tooth loss
  • Bruxism
  • TMJ disorder
  • More

#3: It Is The Key To Good Breath

This one sounds simple but it’s actually a big deal. Until you’ve walked around with bad breath that you cannot treat without coming in for care, you don’t realize what a benefit it is to enjoy lovely breath every day. Just think about what it might be like to try to speak far away enough from friends, loved ones, and any other individual you see on a daily basis. When you brush, floss, and keep up with visits, there’s no issue! Pretty nice.

Protect Your Smile With Prevention

When you’re doing your absolute best to figure out how to avoid problems with your smile, from TMJ disorder to cavities to staining, we remind you that when you’re serious about prevention, you’re in good shape! Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe, Houston, The Woodlands, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Huntsville, and the neighboring communities.