Don’t Let Fear of the Dentist Keep You from Getting the Preventive Dental Care You Need
If you are like some people, you might avoid going to the dentist because you have anxiety about it. We realize that fear of the dentist is very real, but skipping check-ups and cleans often means more invasive treatment down the road. It also puts you at risk of needing more expensive treatment in the future.
At our LN Dental Chester Hill, we recommend visiting the dentist every six months to stay on top of your oral health.
Preventive Dentistry Strategies
As mentioned, good home care is important. But there are other ways your dentist can help with preventive strategies.
Fluoride. Many cities in Australia have fluoridated water, but some families prefer bottled water which often does not contain the recommended amounts of fluoride. Children can still get fluoride through toothpastes and mouth rinses. In addition, your dentist might recommend an in-office fluoride treatment to help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.
Diet. Sugar is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to the formation of cavities on the teeth, so a diet that is low in sugary foods and drinks is recommended. Calcium-rich foods can also keep the teeth and jaw strong and healthy.
Regular dental visits. It important to have your teeth professionally clean twice each year. Going to the dentist also means problems are spotted early. By the time something in your mouth starts hurting, more advanced treatment is needed. It’s best to get a tiny cavity filled before it grows into a hole in the tooth that requires a root canal. Regular check-ups mean problems can be fixed while they are small and less invasive—and less expensive—to treat.
We Invite You to Call LN Dental to Schedule a Booking
Don’t let fear keep you from being proactive about your oral health. Making preventive dentistry a priority today in LN Dental Chester Hill can often save you from needing invasive treatment tomorrow.
LN DENTAL CENTRE
Shop 3, 11 Chester Hill Rd
Chester Hill, NSW
(02) 9644 1499