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Apart from regular flossing and brushing, it will help to visit your dentist regularly and avail of the preventive program under their list of services. At a rate of at least once per year, availing of this program will allow your dentists look into your oral condition and check for any problems that you may encounter later on. Regular cleaning of the teeth is recommended at least once per year if your teeth is healthy, but the program can be scheduled every six months if you have problems that are worse than others. A visit to a dental professional will allow you to know which preventive program will suit you best.
Preventive dentistry can help you reduce the risk of having cavities, periodontitis, gingivitis, and a host of other dental problems. Likewise, this can reduce the possibilities of having secondary problems linked to oral health, like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and even cancer. This can also help prevent the likelihood of low birth weight and premature birth if you are pregnant. Of course, on top of all these, undergoing preventive dentistry will save you from spending too much because of costly dental treatments at a later stage. Routine checkups are a must for everyone, young and old alike.