- May 10, 2012 - CHICAGO --
Family Dental Care
Dr. Mahesh Patel
773-489-2626 Chicago Dentist Dr. Mahesh Patel Stresses the Importance of Early Prevention In Periodontal Care
It’s not surprising to hear that prevention is the best medicine, and the same is true for your teeth.
This is an idea that Dr. Mahesh Patel of Family Dental Care in Chicago, IL regularly stresses to his patients.
But what are the steps you should take in early preventative dental care?
Unlike most forms of dental care, early preventative care is more dependent upon the everyday actions of the patient rather than procedures performed by Dr. Patel at his Chicago practice.
Preventative dental care includes the basics such as brushing, flossing and keeping the surface of your teeth protected from corrosive substances like sugar and starch.
Preventative dental care is meant to correct cavities before they have a chance to form, but it’s also essential in preventing more serious health conditions, like periodontal disease and cancer.
Avoiding tobacco and excessive amounts of alcohol is one of the best ways to protect your mouth from oral cancer.
The act of thoroughly flossing everyday and keeping consistent with dental checkups can help prevent the buildup of bacteria that has been linked to advanced gum disease and even heart problems.
Preventative dental care also involves addressing smaller problems before they escalate into expensive and severe periodontal issues.
Filling cavities can prevent tooth loss and the need for extensive dental surgery.
Treating jaw stress and TMJ disorder could prevent cracking and enamel damage that results from clenching and teeth grinding.
Oral cancer screenings can help address any abnormalities that could go unnoticed and become severe health issues.
These preventative dental care practices, along with regular examinations by Dr. Patel, will ensure your smile stays beautiful and stays with you, and helps to ensure your overall health.
To learn more about what services are available to Chicago, IL patients to ensure your teeth stay beautiful and healthy, and to set up an appointment, visit http://www.yourfamilysmiles.com
or call 773-489-2626