The importance of preventative care

While going to the dentist at  least twice a year might feel like an inconvenience in your busy schedule, it’s is so important to maintain these routine appointments. Many conditions that impact the smile can be prevented entirely with regular monitoring and care. Dr. Ari Moskowitz, a board-certified periodontist in Catonsville, MD, encourages patients to visit their dentist as necessary to maintain good oral health.

Avoid waiting for problems to occur

During routine dental appointments, patients can receive a professional cleaning by a dental hygienist while taking time to speak to their dentist about their oral health. However, if you experience problem between visits, it is essential that you connect with your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation. Instead of waiting for your next visit, call the dentist for an appointment to address the problem. This includes chips to natural teeth, breakage or loss of dental restorations, or bleeding gums. These issues can become worse and more expensive to treat, so early intervention is key.

Why is preventive care important?

Taking a proactive approach, as opposed to a “reactive” approach, to dental problems is the right mindset to have. The team at Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants encourage patients to be proactive about their oral health. Brushing and flossing after every meal can significantly reduce a patient’s chances of developing dental disease or cavities. Additionally, the routine appointments at the dentist allow the dental team to evaluate the smile and notify patients of any changes that may have occurred. Intervening with infection or cavities in the earlier stages will produce a much better outcome than waiting until the problem is too large to effectively resolve.

Don’t wait until it hurts!

Many conditions can be prevented with proper oral health care habits. If you notice a change in your oral health and need an evaluation by a trained and experienced dental provider, we encourage you to book an appointment at Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants by calling (410) 744-6088. Our team of professionals, including Dr. Ari Moskowitz, can provide care for a variety of conditions as a board-certified periodontist. The office located in Catonsville, MD at 6400 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. #200B.

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