Clean Teeth & Healthy Smiles with Preventive Dentistry

The importance of preventive dentistry

A lifetime of strong, healthy teeth and gums begins with good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and routine dental checkups. These habits are examples of preventive dental care. At Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles, Dr. Dave Hippensteel and our staff of friendly dental professionals offer a full range of preventive dentistry services to help preserve the health and function of your smile.

Learn about the importance of preventive dentistry in this blog post.

Prevents Dental Issues from Worsening

Many dental issues begin with few or no symptoms at all. If left untreated, these issues can worsen and lead to serious damage to your teeth, gums and mouth. Routine dental exams (scheduled approximately every six months) can look at the structures of the mouth and detect symptoms and issues that are otherwise not visible to the naked eye. Regular brushing, flossing, dental exams and professional cleanings can even reverse some of the damage caused by dental problems.

It Can Improve Your Overall Health

You may not realize it but your oral health is connected to your overall health. Numerous studies have found that oral bacteria and infections increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. In addition, a study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that individuals with periodontal (gum) disease were at higher risk of pancreatic disease. Simply put, a healthier mouth is a healthier body.

Helps You Avoid Costly and Invasive Procedures

Preventive dentistry measures help you avoid not only serious dental issues but also costly and invasive dental treatment. Consider the time and money that routine dental cleanings and exams require versus the time and financial commitment of dental crowns or dental implants.

Contact Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles

Get started on a healthier and brighter smile. To learn more about the preventive dentistry services Dr. Dave’s Healthy Smiles offers, including dental cleanings, exams, fluoride treatments and oral cancer screenings, please schedule an appointment. For children and adults ages 21 and younger, please contact our Clarksville or Dickson office. For all other adult patients, please contact our Dickson office.

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