Preventive dentistry is the cornerstone of healthy teeth and gums. Daily brushing and dental cleaning are forms of preventive dentistry, which help to avoid enamel wear, cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth loss. By focusing on preventing oral disease, we can maintain oral health and a beautiful smile.
A healthy mouth allows for normal function, gives comfort and plays an essential role to aesthetics. Maintaining a healthy mouth is important because tooth loss has some serious consequences. Individuals who are missing teeth are faced with a serious aesthetic complication, with a compromised function – to the extent that it can affect their speech and nutrition.
A compromised smile affects the way we look and, consequently, the way we feel – it can have serious psychological and social consequences. Neglected oral hygiene can lead to decayed, worn and fractured teeth and can damage the gum and bone that surrounds the teeth. Gingivitis is reversible with effective oral hygiene at home and regular dental cleaning, but left untreated, it will lead to periodontitis.
If you have any concerns about your oral hygiene, please contact your Liverpool Dentist, who will be happy to arrange an appointment with you.