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How Preventative Dentistry Can Save You from Dental Emergencies

October 25, 2020
Posted By: Deborah Simpkins DMD
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A healthy smile shows people that you care about keeping your teeth and gums strong and vibrant. Beautiful, whole teeth and rosy pink gums rarely happen by accident. It takes preventive work and care to have attractive and disease-free oral health.

Preventive oral habits like routine dental cleanings and daily brushing and flossing are your best bet in the battle against bacteria, cavities, gum disease, and infection. By starting young, patients have the best advantage throughout their lifetimes. 

Many oral health problems that plague millions of Americans can be avoided before they begin. At Deborah Simpkins DMD, we believe in preventive dentistry, especially starting in early childhood.

Preventive Dental Care Is Key 

Poor oral health in children not only impacts their teeth and gums, but it can also lead to costly emergency visits, painful infections and diseases, reduced school attendance and education, and even loss of teeth. 

Dental issues that go untreated never suddenly heal themselves. They start as small and easily treated problems that develop into complex and costly conditions. The emotional and physical trauma of tooth pain and sensitivity is never anything that parents want their little ones to go through.

This is where preventive dentistry comes in to save the day.

Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities

While many oral health issues can be stopped with standard at-home healthy habits like brushing and flossing, Dr. Simpkins can help families avoid cavities through dental sealants – thin plastic coating that cover the surface of the teeth; they help seal the tooth from decay.

Preventing cavities can have an enormously positive effect on your family, and good dental health keeps them from missing school or you from missing work.

Accessible Dentistry for Your Family

Your Sarasota, FL dental office works hard to keep standard dental treatments affordable and attainable for you and your family. Our dental cleanings include preventive dental treatments like oral cancer screening, dental sealants, digital x-rays, and fluoride applications.

Call us today to keep your teeth and gums on the right track!

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