Why is preventative dentistry important for a healthy smile?

Preventative Dentistry | Portland, ORAt NW Heights Dental, we are pleased to provide patients in the area of Portland, OR with a wide selection of dental services. At the forefront of our practice is preventative care, which can help patients attain a healthy smile and keep it that way for a lifetime!

What is preventative dentistry?

Preventative dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on taking care of the smile to keep problems from occurring in the first place. For instance, if patients brush and floss their teeth after every meal, they will be eliminating the risk of developing conditions such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. Both of these conditions can cause irreparable damage to the smile, affecting the soft tissues, teeth, and gums. With preventative care, patients can avoid these problems and maintain a healthier smile that will, over time, cost them less to care for.

Why is preventative dentistry important?

Without caring for the smile, patients may be putting their smile at risk for developing problems such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. These conditions can be expensive to address and may cause patients to deal with permanent problems with their smile. Instead, patients can be proactive about their dental health by caring for their smile every day and visiting their dental team at least twice a year for cleanings and examinations. This preventative approach to oral health will allow patients to enjoy their smile for a lifetime without the need for dental restorations or expensive repairs. If issues do happen to arise, patients who see their dentist routinely will be able to catch the problems early enough to allow the team to intervene and keep the problem from progressing further.

Discuss preventative dentistry with our team of professionals at NW Heights Dental today!

Book your visit with Dr. Keri Smith of the Portland, OR community today to speak to a professional about the best ways to care for the smile and to maintain proper oral health and wellness. Our team can be reached by phone at (503) 646-1463 and is located at 975 NW Saltzman Road. We welcome new and existing patients and families into our practice for quality care.

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