Preventative Dentistry for Long-term Oral Health
For all the Vancouver families we serve, preventative dentistry is vital topic because the health of the whole body is linked to the mouth. Regular oral checkups should be part of every preventative dentistry plan, yes, but what you are doing everyday makes the biggest difference. Why? Did you know that oral bacteria found in the average human mouth number in the billions? In his article on oral bacteria, Bill Landers of RDH Magazine tell us that “some species of oral bacteria can double their numbers every 20 minutes under ideal conditions”.
We recently created a blog post, 5 Preventative Dental Care Tips for Families in 2015, where you can find our recommendations on brushing techniques, flossing, and some of the latest tech gadgets, all intended to optimize the oral health for the entire family.
Why Choose Alma Dental for Preventative Dentistry
Dr. Sidhu and his dental team work closely with our patients to improve their oral health and wellness. Alma Dental Centre has proudly been serving UBC, Kitsilano and Point Grey residents for over 10 years.
We take the time to educate patients on the need for routine cleanings and examinations—and how to care for their teeth and gums on a daily basis. Preventative dentistry is important for continued oral health and that is why our team prides ourselves on providing our patients with the very best in oral care.
Regular visits to our office mean that potential problems are caught early on, before they become painful and require more costly action. For example, a cavity that is left untreated could eventually cause a tooth to abscess—a condition that usually requires a root canal and a course of antibiotics.
Routine cleanings help to improve the health of your gums by removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. Left unattended, tartar build-up can lead to gum disease—which can cause early tooth loss and infections. The bacteria associated with gum disease are also linked to heart attacks, strokes, and other serious health problems.
At Alma Dental Centre, we believe strongly that prevention should begin at the youngest age possible but it’s never too late to start preventative dentistry. Whatever your situation, our goal is to build a comfortable and trusting relationship that will last a lifetime!
Contact us today to book an appointment.