When it comes to overall health and well-being, the adage, “Prevention is always better than cure” is true. When a person takes better care of himself, he is able to avoid preventable illnesses, and the pain and discomfort associated with them. A man who takes great care of his health can also be spared from the large costs of medical treatments.
This adage is especially true when it comes to our teeth and overall oral health. While dental practitioners commonly offer a number of cosmetic and restorative dental services to help improve a person’s bite and smile, the foundation of good oral health will always be a person’s oral hygiene. Practicing good oral hygiene and regularly visiting the dentist for cleaning and checkup help in preventing dental decay and gum disease.
More Than Just Having Great Teeth
The dental office of Dr. Zofia Wojt, DDS is committed to monitoring our patients' oral health, helping each of them maintain excellent dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay and other serious conditions. We perform extensive dental exams and cleaning services to check and pre-empt any tooth or gum issues.
When rendered effectively and consistently, proper dental maintenance can be beneficial in a variety of ways, including:
Prevention of Gum Disease – Gum disease involves the infection of the tissues surrounding a tooth, which when left untreated is one of the major causes of tooth and bone loss in the jaw. Regular cleaning as well as good oral hygiene are the best ways to prevent gum disease.
Detection of Oral Cancer – Like any type of cancer, early diagnosis is important in improving the prognosis of oral cancer. Among the various things that are screened for during regular dental exams is this disease.
Maintaining Good Overall Health – Plenty of research has indicated that there is a correlation between poor oral health and chronic inflammatory illnesses like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Through regular cleaning and exams by dentists, teeth and gums are kept relatively healthy, in turn keeping the aforementioned diseases at bay.
To schedule a cleaning and examination appointment, or for more information about our complete suite of dental services, visit our Contact Us page or call us at (905) 895 6484. We provide services to patients from several areas in Ontario, Canada including Aurora and Newmarket, among others.