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Preventative Dental Care At Inspiration Dental in Riverview, FL

Preventive dental care costs far less than intervention. At Inspirational Dental in Riverview, FL we recommend following the same guidelines that the American Dental Association recommend. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and in the event they do not, we offer several solutions. We begin each visit with a friendly smile, a visible exam, dental history, and X-rays.  At Inspirational Dental we educate patients on why basic dental care should begin at home at an early age, and how proper dental care can reduce the risk of high blood sugar, stroke, and heart disease.

child brushing teeth

Importance of Basic Tooth and Gum Care

Brushing twice a day might seem a bit extreme, but it is necessary for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. When food is consumed the residue sticks to the surface of the teeth, gets caught between the teeth or wedged underneath the gums. Without the right type of intervention like brushing and/or flossing, and rinsing, food starts to break down, and decay, causing damage to the teeth’s enamel. By following the basic oral care, millions of people can prevent most tooth decay and gum disease.

Top Three Reason to Follow Basic Oral Recommendations

Regardless of what type of food comes into contact with the surface of the enamel, it is all loaded with sugar, whether natural or processed. Even acidic drinks and juices can eat away at the enamel, causing irreversible damage. Although, many reasons exist as to why basic oral care should be a priority, and as a result, we have listed our top three reasons.

  • Reduce gum disease- Bacteria causes inflammation of the gums, leading to periodontal disease.
  • Reduce cavities- Cavities occur from eating certain foods and taking certain medications.
  • Lower the risk of heart disease- Built up plague from unbrushed teeth enters the heart valves causing infections and other health concerns.

What Happens When You Don’t Take Care of Oral Health

A regular examination is a powerful prevention tool. When teeth and gums are examined on a regular basis they can remain healthy and disease free. When oral health is neglected, infections, bacteria, and diseases can flourish out of control. And, the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes increase. Not taking oral care seriously can lead to a misdiagnosis of oral cancer diseases such as tongue cancer, cancer of the gums, hard and soft palate cancer, lip cancer, and cancer in the inner lining of the cheeks.

Schedule an Appointment at Inspirational Dental in Riverview, FL Today

The answer to combating dental disease starts with a full oral examination, a dental review of any previous dental problems, and a checkup with our dentist to ensure no new problems are present. We emphasize the importance of getting a regular dental exam and urge new and existing patients to call our office today at 813-677-1200 .