If your family is like most families, your schedule is packed with school, work, soccer games, playdates, and myriad other activities. Fitting in dental appointments is probably the last thing you want to think about—especially if you feel like you and your kids do a pretty good job of brushing and flossing regularly.
But the truth is that taking the time out of busy schedules now for routine preventive dentistry, such as dental cleanings at our Calgary, AB dental office Legacy Dental Care, can save you time in the long run. And it can also save you money.
Why Preventive Dentistry Matters
Even those who brush twice each day and floss at least once still cannot remove all of the plaque that inevitably builds up on the teeth. Our toothbrushes simply don’t do a good enough job, and the only way to remove plaque that has hardened into tartar is with special dental instruments. Leaving this tartar on the teeth also puts us at a higher risk of developing tooth decay.
There is another problem with skipping dental appointments: gum disease. Because gum disease often develops without any symptoms when it is in its earliest stages, many people have no idea they have it. Only your dentist can tell you for sure if your gums are healthy. Left untreated, gum disease will get worse, and mildly bleeding gums (one of the earliest signs) get worse until you find that you might have some loose teeth. Tooth loss is inevitable without treatment—and even then it can be too late.
All of that might be avoided with two preventive trips to the dentist each year for cleanings and examinations.
Take Good Care of Your Oral Health Today for Healthy Smiles Tomorrow
We cannot emphasise enough the importance of preventive care for keeping smiles healthy and preventing the need for invasive—and often expensive—dental treatments.
Has it been a while since your last dental appointment? You’ll find that our Calgary, AB dental office is free of judgment; we just want to see you for a teeth cleaning! Call today to make an appointment.