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The Pros of Preventative Dental Care

Oral cancer, Washington, DCFor some patients going to the dentist is a dreaded event. Many patients put their dental health on the back burner due to finances, time, or just because they do not think it is that important. Washington, DC dentist Dr. Andrew Cobb stresses the importance of preventative dental care for your oral and overall health.

There is a direct connection between the health of your teeth and gums and the health of your body. Poor oral health can contribute to the development of diabetes, hypertension, inflammation, and heart disease. Visiting Dr. Cobb regularly for preventative dental exams can help avoid the need for advanced dental procedures saving you time and money.

Preventative dental care starts at home. What you eat, how you brush your teeth, and if you floss will all make an impact on your overall oral health. Eating a well-balanced diet low in sugar and sticky carbs can help to avoid tooth decay. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day can keep food particles from building up and creating plaque. A regular oral hygiene routine helps to keep gum disease-causing bacteria under control and your teeth clean.

Preventative Dental Care Washington, DC

The next step to maintaining a healthy smile is visiting our Washington DC dentist office at least twice a year.

  • Early Diagnosis- Advancements in modern dental technology, and frequent visits to the dentist makes early diagnosis more possible. Early diagnosis of complex dental health concerns can be life-saving. Every preventative dentist visit includes an oral cancer screening, diagnostic x-rays, and periodontal screening. Catching decay or disease early can help allow for effective and conservative dental treatment.
  • Professional Cleaning- A professional dental cleaning can reach spots your toothbrush can not. Removing all of that plaque buildup at least twice a year can keep bacteria from building up to concerning levels. Patients who get their teeth cleaned regularly are less like to develop gum disease and other oral health concerns.
  • Save Money & Time- Visiting the dentist twice a year will only take a few hours and could stop the development of complex dental health concerns. Dental concerns left untreated may lead to the need for advanced dental restorations that can be costly and time-consuming. By visiting the dentist regularly Dr. Cobb can treat you in the early stages with more conservative and cost-effective treatments.

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If you’re looking for a highly trained dentist in Washington D.C. consider Andrew Cobb, DDS. You can expect comprehensive care, five-star customer service, and a staff dedicated to making your experience with us as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Contact our office or schedule an appointment online.