Dental disease is almost entirely preventable, and your oral health is directly related to the health of the rest of your body.
Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems, such as infection, damage to bone or nerve, and tooth loss. Infection from tooth disease can even spread to other parts of the body and in rare cases, can lead to death.
The goal of minimally invasive dentistry is to conserve healthy tooth structure. It focuses on prevention, remineralization, and minimal dentist intervention. This is done using the latest technology, and materials on a conservatively based treatment modality.
You can practice preventive dentistry on yourself by adopting these healthy habits:
- Always remember to brush your teeth twice a day.
- Floss/brush between teeth once a day.
- Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. This will help ensure a beautiful smile for a lifetime.
Preventive dentistry embraces the four pillars of prevention
- Fissure Sealants
- Education and oral hygiene instruction for homecare
- Fluoride treatments or alternatives