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How Preventive Care Protects Your Dental Health

July 8, 2019
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Posted By: Town East Dental Group
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Many people feel that a visit to their dentist in Mesquite, TX is not necessary unless their teeth are uncomfortable or hurting. Since dentistry is all about prevention, a tooth that hurts has probably already experienced damaged. Consistent preventive dental cleanings and checkups can help protect your teeth against problems like tooth decay and gum disease that will cause discomfort or a toothache.

Guarding Your Dental Health

When you visit your dentist every six months for a checkup, they can detect many problems like cavities early on, before they become more significant and painful. If you don't have tooth decay diagnosed early, or it's left untreated, it will move further into your nerve where it can cause an infection.

If your Mesquite dentist is able to detect tooth decay early on, they can typically treat it with a minimally invasive dental filling. This protects you from the need for more significant and complex dental treatment like a root canal to eliminate the infection from your tooth.

Protecting Your Overall Health

Did you know that your dental health is actually closely related to your overall health and well-being? Science has discovered a significant connection between dental health and other health concerns, such as diabetes, heart disease, dementia, high blood pressure, and stroke since the bacteria that cause gum disease can also contribute to these other health concerns.

When you visit your dentist for preventive care, they will remove the plaque buildup that causes gum disease, and your dentist can screen you for the early signs of gum disease. Taking good care of your oral health also helps you look out for your overall well-being.

Contact Your Team at Town East Dental Group to Schedule Your Next Dental Visit

Dr. RJ Loera and his team focus on preventive care at our Mesquite, TX dental practice. If it's time for your next cleaning and checkup, even if it's been a while since you've visited the dentist, give us a call today to arrange your next appointment. You will love our welcoming and judgment-free dental office!

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