The primary goal of a dentist is to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums in order to prevent the need for extensive and costly restoration services. Many patients realize the importance of brushing, flossing and routine dental cleanings and exams, but few truly understand the effects that oral health, good and bad, has on the rest of the body.
That’s why a participating dentist will stress the importance of wellness care in their practice. Explaining the proper ways to brush and floss, encouraging you to maintain a regular cleaning and examination schedule, applying sealants to your children’s teeth to prevent tooth decay and recommending the use of mouth guards for protection by anyone who plays a sport in your family are examples of ways in which they incorporate wellness care into their practice.
Dentists don’t like to see their patients in pain; they’d much rather see smiling face! That’s why you are encouraged to call a participating dentist in your area promptly whenever you suspect that something‘s wrong or you’re in pain.