At Burning Tree Dental, you will hear a lot about prevention. Our team of dental professionals wants our patients to understand the impact of healthy choices on your oral health. There are two main approaches you can take to your health and your oral health, specifically.
Proactive Approach To Oral Health
Taking an offensive stance to your oral health is the approach we take with our patients in our dental office. By making healthy choices, you can prevent cavities, gum recession, and gum disease. All of these issues cost money and create more technical solutions to maintain over the lifetime of that tooth. For example, a cavity in its simplest terms is creating a hole in the tooth to then fill to keep the tooth healthy. By preventing cavities in the first place, you prevent having to invasively impact the tooth and maintain that filling over the following years. It is a similar mindset we take to any of our patients’ oral health. We encourage our patients to think about their oral health in terms of preventing issues in an effort of promoting a healthy life.
Steps you can take to a proactive approach to your dental health
- Schedule your regular teeth cleanings to stay on top of your oral health.
- Maintain healthy oral health habits at home (flossing, brushing, mouth rinses, etc.)
- Maintain your regular doctors’ visits to stay on top of any health issues.
- Reduce stress in your life.
- Seek out health relationships and friendships to help you navigate your health and your life!
- Smile More!
Reactive Approach To Oral Health
Sadly, many dentists take a reactive approach to dental health. They see the problems and then react with dental procedures. The focus is responding, rather than preventing. You see cavities; you fill them. There is no education to the patient on how to prevent those cavities or how their oral health is affecting the rest of their body.
As a patient, you are ultimately the one in charge of your health. Take some time to consider the approach you want to take with your overall health, and your oral health as well. Our dental team in Franktown is here to help you navigate the details of mouth and tooth related issues, as well as point you in the direction of a healthy lifestyle. Talk to our team today to learn more about what you can do to have a proactive approach to your oral health today!