What is preventive care?

Preventive care is the practice of caring for your teeth. In doing so, it increases teeth health while avoiding major health concerns like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and other issues. The American Dental Association recommends visits to the dentist for cleanings, check ups and oral hygiene guidance. Most insurances allow for two cleaning and checkup visits yearly to help with preventive care.

Other ways to help improve your preventive care rituals are

  • Brush twice daily
  • Floss
  • Visit your dentist
  • Eat healthy
  • Avoid sweets and color staining drinks

Why do I need preventive care?

Preventive care helps save you money and time. Caring for your teeth helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, gingivitis, periodontitis and numerous other costly issues that arise when teeth aren’t properly cared for. 

Get started early

In particular, it is essential to develop your child’s preventive care routines early on to help their teeth develop healthy, strong, and correctly. Healthline says, “Oral health is connected to the health of your body as a whole. This is because the mouth is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health.”

Poor preventive care is linked to

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Cancer

If your insurance covers cleanings and checkups, be sure to make an appointment to find out where your oral care stands, where you need to improve, and how we can help guide you to a routine that works for you. While preventive care may not eliminate all health risks, it helps reduce a lot of costly treatments by staying clean, healthy, and aware. We’re committed to treating families and creating a household environment that strives for proper preventive care. If you’d like more information on preventive care, want to schedule your checkup, or want more information about St. Romain Family Dentistry, call 225-924-7202.

Whitening For Life

Whitening for Life is a new program we’re offering in our practice to make professional teeth whitening more accessible to all of our patients.

Zoom! Whitening

Zoom! Whitening is a new procedure at St. Romain Family Dentistry that accelerates the bleaching process and can get your teeth whiter in one hour.

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