Updated: Apr 8
There’s no doubt in your mind that adhering to the practices we suggest for optimal preventive care is a good idea. With that said, since you may fall into a routine and practice on auto pilot, it’s often difficult to stand back and take an objective look at the reason you’re performing your dental hygiene and the reason you’re always up-to-date with visits. If you take just a moment with our Columbia, TN team to reflect on the wonderful things prevention promotes, you’ll probably feel like giving yourself a pat on the back (and you’ll feel confident about keeping up the good work!).
A Cavity-Free, Problem-Free Smile
Though it may seem obvious, we realize that sometimes patients forget that preventive care is truly a very powerful tool for keeping your smile healthy. Remember that what this really means is that when you’re extremely consistent with all parts of prevention, you get to enjoy a smile that is free of cavities, that is free of other problems (from bruxism to infections), and that does not require restorative dental care!
It’s not necessarily something that you are aware of at every minute of the day. However, if you’re not taking good care of your smile, it can weigh on you! You might feel guilty that you haven’t been keeping up with your visits, you may have tooth pain that bothers you, or you may worry that something is silently brewing and negatively impacting your oral health. Fortunately, when you’re keeping up with preventive care, not only are you cleaning your smile but you’re also seeing us regularly, which provides you with complete transparency into the current health of your smile! You know everything is okay, so there’s nothing to stress about!
Greater Room For Desired Treatments
When you’re very invested in your preventive dental care, what you may not necessarily realize is that this is setting the foundation for an easy experience with any additional treatments you may want for yourself. For instance, maybe you are someone who wears a partial denture. You take excellent care of your smile through brushing, flossing, and dental checkups and cleanings with us. As a result, when the day comes that you suddenly think you may prefer a bridge or dental implants, you’re a prime candidate! Your oral health is already in wonderful condition, so there are few to no obstacles standing in your way!
Keep Prevention Going With Us!
Call our team when you’re ready for your dental checkups and cleanings, let us know if you have any questions about your dental hygiene, and keep up with that prevention, so you may protect your oral health! To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.