No dental plan is the same. All of us have different needs and concerns about our smile. Some of us suffer from birth detects, while others are battling against genetic problems that heightened our risk for periodontal disease or tooth decay.
Whatever the case, it’s important to craft a dental plan that is right for you. We’re here to help! Here are a few tips to get you in the right direction:
Know your health
Before we get started with a treatment plan, we must first understand the condition of your mouth and body. Tell us if have if you any long-term issues or possible genetic oral health issues. It’s also crucial to disclosure various health issues such as heart conditions, diabetes, cancer treatments or even pregnancies to your dentist or oral health professional. All of these issues are known to increase your risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.
Once you have identified issues that could threaten your oral health, it’s time to address them in your daily routine. For example, pregnancy puts women at a higher risk of gum disease, so it’s especially important to practice good oral hygiene during a pregnancy and visit our office for checkups. Also, patients who are more prone to cavities should try fluoride toothpaste. The fluoride will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Creating a strong and comprehensive oral health plan is your best line of defense against having to undergo serious dental procedures. Of course, some patients are not as fortunate to have such control over their oral health care. Our office has cared for all levels of dental needs, from preventive to total tooth loss.
If you need assistance creating a dental plan, call us today and schedule a visit today!