Dollar for dollar, preventive dentistry is your best healthcare investment. Regular dental cleanings and exams are the most common type of preventive dentistry. Mouthguards are also a type of preventive dentistry. Cleanings and mouthguards help maintain not just your teeth, but also your overall health. And you can avoid costly restorative dentistry, which can include extractions and replacing damaged teeth.
Instead, you will enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for a lifetime. Smile with confidence and keep enjoying the foods you love. Plus, you’ll reduce your risk of heart disease, dementia, autoimmune disorders, and more.
Sedation dentistry can help if your anxiety makes it hard to get preventive dentistry.
Repairing Damaged Teeth
But sometimes preventive dentistry can’t fully protect your teeth. Instead, your teeth might still suffer damage, either from decay or trauma. When that happens, we have to repair the damage.
Fillings are our first tool to repair minor damage. In the past, metal fillings were common, but today tooth-colored fillings are seen not just as a more attractive, but a healthier choice.
More serious damage might require a dental crown to repair. If a tooth is infected, root canal therapy removes the painful infection and makes your tooth functional and pain-free again.
Keeping Gums Healthy
Most people think dentistry is about your teeth, but it’s also about your gums. Your gums protect your teeth and the bones that support them. If your gums get infected, what we call gum disease, your teeth can come loose and might even be lost.
Worse, an infection of the gums can increase your risk for serious health problems. They can impact your heart, your lungs, and your brain. That’s why periodontics, the treatment of your gums, is such an important part of general dentistry.
3 Steps to a Healthy Smile
If you are unhappy because your smile is unhealthy, Dr. Webber can help you achieve a healthy smile in just three steps:
- Schedule an Exam
Dr. Webber will talk to you about your health and perform an exam. Then you can make a plan to get healthy.
- Get Treatment
Dr. Webber makes it easy to follow through on your plan. Feel welcome and comfortable during treatment.
- Enjoy a Healthy Smile
After treatment, your smile will not only be healthier, it will be more attractive, too! What’s not to like?
Get General Dentistry in Torrance, CA
Are you looking for a dentist in Torrance, CA, who clearly explains everything? Dr. Webber is dedicated to helping you make the best choices for your oral health, so he tells you everything you need to know in clear, simple words. He also helps you feel comfortable in his office with a welcoming, friendly team.
To get help protecting your current and future dental health, please call (310) 534-3477 today for an appointment at Simply Smiles in Torrance, CA.