There are many unpredictable things that occur in life:
- you cannot plan for an illness
- emergencies typically occur at the least convenient times
- a flat tire will hit your wallet right before it’s time to leave for a family vacation
Yet, there are things in life that you can, and should, plan for because you know that they will come:
- your car’s oil will need to be changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles in order to keep your engine running
- your grass will need to be cut once a week during the summer
- your work deadlines will come no matter how much you procrastinate
It is also true that how well you take care of your teeth will determine how healthy they are. Many people take their smile for granted on a regular basis. Sure, they brush their teeth regularly, but not much further effort is extended. This is very costly to most people because decisions regarding your oral health have far-reaching consequences.
Oral decay is the most prevalent chronic illness worldwide, and dental caries is the most chronic childhood illness in the United States. Both of these are entirely preventable. Cavity prevention requires little effort in the grand scheme of things, but it still requires effort. Flossing daily is the only way to scrape bacteria-laden plaque from the teeth, brushing at least twice a day helps to keep the surfaces of the teeth clean, regular dental visits allow for your teeth to be professionally cleaned twice a year, and healthy choices on a daily basis keep harmful substances from harming your teeth. All of these are necessary in cavity prevention. Neglecting even one of these puts your smile at a high risk for cavities, decay, and gum disease.
At Manhattan Dental Design, we want to partner with you in cavity prevention and in achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. Cavity prevention is up to you and the choices that you make. By putting your oral health as a priority, you are protecting your smile as well as your overall health. A little effort goes a long way in preserving your smile for life. Call today to schedule an appointment as an important step in cavity prevention.
Posted on behalf of Manhattan Dental Design