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By Dental Associates of Cumberland
September 07, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Preventive Dental CareAvoiding cavities can be as simple as practicing good preventive care. Cumberland, RI, dentist Dr. Angeles Felix practices family dentistry at Dental Associates of Cumberland and offers checkups, cleanings and exams that help her patients maintain good oral health.

Why is preventive care important?

Preventive care offers several benefits, including:

  • Reduction of Cavities: Brushing your teeth twice daily is still the simplest way to reduce your tooth decay risk. Every time you brush, you sweep away plaque, a sticky, transparent film that contains bacteria. Removing plaque at regular intervals helps you avoid cavities. Dentists recommend brushing with a soft-bristle brush to prevent eroding your tooth enamel or gums. Daily flossing will help you avoid cavities between teeth. In addition to flossing between teeth, be sure to floss gently around the base of your teeth too.
  • Lower Risk of Gum Disease: Failing to brush regularly or thoroughly can result in tartar buildup on your teeth. The hard deposit forms when plaque isn't removed promptly from teeth. Tartar can irritate the gums and cause gum disease. Although you can't get rid of tartar simply by brushing your teeth, it can be removed during a dental cleaning at your Cumberland dentist's office.
  • A Cleaner Mouth: Dental cleanings not only remove plaque and tartar from your teeth but get rid of trapped food particles that can cause bad breath. Cleanings also improve the appearance of your smile by polishing away minor surface stains that can dull your teeth.
  • Early Identification of Dental or Health Problems: Regular checkups will help you ensure that any dental problems you may have aren't overlooked. In addition to checking for cavities, your dentist will also look for other signs of problems with your teeth, such as cracks in teeth, dying nerves, loose crowns or eroded enamel.
  • Oral Cancer Detection: Regular dental exams also include an oral cancer examination. Oral cancer, like other cancers, is easier to treat if it's detected early.

Improve your dental health with preventive care! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Angeles Felix's family dentistry practice in Cumberland, RI, by calling (401) 723-0350 to schedule an appointment.



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