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Las Vegas area dentist describes the importance of preventative oral care

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When patients think of visiting the dentist, they often think of treatments such as fillings or dental crowns. However, many fail to realize the importance of preventative care. Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Christopher Lim, encourages patients to take good care of their smile, which can reduce or eliminate the likelihood of dental concerns.

What is preventative dentistry?

Preventative dentistry includes any actions taken to maintain oral health. This means brushing and flossing after every meal to eliminate acids and sugars on the teeth that could form into cavities or aid in the development of periodontal disease. This includes scheduling regular dental appointments for cleanings and examinations to monitor oral health. When patients take a proactive approach, they find they experience fewer dental problems.

What happens without preventative care?

Some patients only participate in "reactive" dental care. This means that they visit the dentist only when things go wrong. Instead, patients should make appointments with their dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and thorough examination while taking care of their teeth and gums at home every day. By doing so, they can avoid the time and money associated with treating conditions that may have been avoidable.

Dr. Christopher Lim of Hillside Dental encourages patients in the Las Vegas, NV area to speak to him and his team about the advantages of preventative oral health care. Call 702-666-8584 to make an appointment.