In every aspect of healthcare, there is a renewed interest in the benefits of prevention. And there's certainly good reason for that. If you can stop problems from ever occurring in the first place, or at least address them early, there are significant advantages. This is, of course, extremely applicable to your oral well-being. Cavities can be prevented, as can gum disease. When they are, you are typically spared discomfort and pain, and the effort and expense involved in getting treatment. At Quinsigamonde Dental, we are dedicated to preventive care as our highest priority.
You can trace all cavities and gum disease back to your diet. Preventive care begins with the recommendation of our Burlington dental office
to limit your consumption of sugar and starch, because both of those are the reasons why dental plaque forms on your teeth and at the gum line. And since dental plaque is what erodes your tooth enamel, resulting in cavities, the equations are simple. Less sugar and starch equals less plaque; and less plaque equals less chance of cavities and gum disease. In most cases, everyone deals with plaque on a daily basis, and that's the reason you should brush your teeth as soon as you wake up, and then again before you go to sleep. Floss at bedtime, too. If you can also manage, brush your teeth after meals. It can't hurt, and it most certainly helps. Plaque, though, can hide in gum pockets and out of reach, subsequently turning into hardened tartar. At our Burlington dental office
, a teeth cleaning every six months effectively eliminates any tartar buildup, and puts you back on the path to optimal oral health. It prevents new cavities, and reverses existing early stage gum disease. Furthermore, if you have any cavities at the time, you can get them detected and filled promptly.
Contact our Burlington dental office
to book an appointment for preventive care.
19 N. Quinsigamond Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
By Quinsigamond Dental
September 24, 2018