We frequently say to you that preventive care is so wonderful because we can catch problems early! As a result, we explain that it means we may then treat the issue, so you don’t end up incurring all sorts of damage. While this sounds fantastic, of course, it can feel difficult to connect with when you don’t have any solid examples. Let’s run through a few today, so you start to actually apply this idea to your own smile!
If It’s Bruxism Or TMJ Disorder
If it’s bruxism and we catch the problem with preventive care as the issue begins, we can fit you with a mouthguard. The same is true for TMJ disorder. What makes this so important? It’s the difference between damaged teeth and/or jaw joints or teeth and jaws that remain A-OK!
When It’s Decay
You might not realize that when we find decay in its very earliest development when it’s just a slight softening of your enamel, we can often help you stop it and re-harden the area. Preventive care through dental checkups are certainly worth it! With the right care and products, you can often stop a cavity from forming (but only when we get to find it early on).
If It’s Oral Cancer
The difference between early detection with preventive care and finding out much later because you did not receive a screening is huge. It can actually mean the difference between life and death. The survival rate (and success rate of treatment) is extremely high with early detection because the disease has not had time to develop, spread, and worsen. Six-month checkups are what we suggest (they include screenings).
Make Preventive Care Your Main Priority
Prioritize the care that you provide for your teeth and gums and you can rest easy knowing you’ll enjoy excellent oral health. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.