Posts for tag: preventative dentistry

By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
January 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Brushing and flossing daily are important aspects of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but there is more you can do. Preventive dental preventative dentistrycare is one of the best ways to improve your oral health and maintain healthier teeth and gums throughout your life. Preventive care involves regular dental visits that include an exam and professional cleaning. Dentists can identify potential problems early on and intervene before they become more serious, helping you maintain better oral health. Dr. Wayne Cook is your Marion, AR family dentist for preventive care.

What is Preventive Care?

The primary goal of preventive care is to maintain good oral health through regular dental exams and cleanings. Dental professionals have the tools to clean teeth and gums more thoroughly than is possible at home. For instance, it is almost impossible to remove tartar buildup on teeth simply by brushing or flossing at home. Special dental tools are needed to remove tartar buildup. If it is not removed, tartar buildup leads to gum disease. Preventive care helps you avoid developing more serious oral health problems, such as gum disease.

Preventive care can also help you maintain better overall health since the early warning signs of some other diseases can be seen in the mouth. For instance, low bone density in the jaw can be a sign of osteoporosis. Other conditions showing signs in the mouth include diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and pancreatic cancer. Your Marion family dentist will be able to spot early warning signs during your regular dental exam. If there are signs of other health problems, your dentist will let you know so you can seek the appropriate medical advice and treatment.

Not only is preventive dental care important for maintaining better oral health by promoting clean teeth and gums and preventing more serious oral health problems, it can also help with early detection of other conditions within the body. To schedule a preventive dental appointment with Dr. Cook, your Marion, AR family dentist, call the office at (870) 739-8799.

Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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