Things You Don’t Realize Prevention Can Do

You may have a good, general idea about what preventive care can do for you. When you’re good about seeing us for dental cleanings and your dental checkups, you immediately register some particular thoughts that are commonly recognized regarding prevention, such as: This will help keep my teeth clean! This will help me avoid cavities! This will help me maintain nice breath. However, you might not realize just how much of an incredibly strong impact your preventive visits can have on your smile and even your general approach to oral health care! Good thing our Cleveland, TX practice is here to give you some additional insight!

Help You Avoid Functional Concerns

Did you realize that preventive care can actually help you with more than just keeping your teeth and gums clean? You might have assumed the primary goal was to help you avoid cavities, gingivitis, and such. Of course, this is one part of the plan. The part you might be overlooking is that prevention can also help ensure your smile’s framework (structures like your jaw, jaw joints, ligaments, and more) function is on track. Remember: When you see us for your checkups, we notice problems like TMJ disorder or bruxism. Fortunately, when we treat these issues right away, you don’t have to worry about them (or damage).

Help You Avoid Cracked Teeth!

Yep. Patients frequently assume that cracked teeth are strictly the result of accidentally eating something hard or getting hit in the face with a hard object! This isn’t always the case. Did you realize that your teeth are much stronger when you follow through with preventive care? Otherwise, they may become decayed and crack simply as a result of poor health.

Help You Not Fall Behind (And Feel Guilty)

When you fall behind with your oral health care, you may feel quite stressed about it. You may feel guilty, too! You don’t really know whether your smile is okay and absolutely healthy or if maybe you have some decay or other issue you cannot detect but that’s going to end up requiring restorative care. We strongly encourage you to remember that when you keep up with your preventive care visits, it offers you not only smile protection but also some serious peace of mind! Who doesn’t love that?

Protect Yourself With Preventive Care That You’re Serious About

Remain dedicated to preventive dentistry when you need it (which is every six months) to do all that you can to enjoy a healthy smile. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.