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The Importance of Preventive Oral Care

Great leaps have been achieved in oral hygiene during the past decade but many people still neglect their basic dental care. This has translated not only to oral diseases but also to significant overall health threats.

The reality is that good oral hygiene is developed during the early years of a person’s life and must include specific recommendations and routine checkups with your family dentistry specialist here at Yonkers General, Cosmetic, and Implant Center in Yonkers, NY, Dr. Fedele Vero, Dr. Christine Fumo, or Dr. Alec Ganci. With that said, Failure to do so gives more emphasis on the importance of preventive oral hygiene. Why?

Proper Oral Hygiene Practices Should Start at Childhood

When good oral hygiene is not established in children, untreated cavities tend to appear earlier. This translates to various health issues that could negatively affect the quality of life of the child including performance at school. The early onset of dental health problems will likewise only escalate, as the child grows older unless proper oral hygiene has been established. A corrective mechanism that could help prevent further problems is to have a preventive oral hygiene routine in place.

Regular preventive care could put a stop to ongoing dental problems and catch other emerging issues so that they could be treated easily. Periodontal disease is not something that can be taken lightly because of the infection in your gums that can spread to your bloodstream. This is far worse than teeth loss, in most cases. Other consequences of ignoring preventive oral hygiene include:

Chronic dental caries Severe periodontitis, the most advanced gum disease type A higher risk of oral cancer Development and regular recurrence of oral fungal, viral, or bacterial infections

The bottom line—with preventive oral care and expert recommendations from your family dentistry specialist in Yonkers, NY, it is never too late to get strong and healthy teeth.

Preventive Oral Hygiene Expectations

During your visit to your dentist, you can expect that your teeth and gums will be thoroughly inspected for any signs of early diseases. This is to establish your overall wellbeing so that the appropriate oral hygiene plan can be created for you. Your dentist will also give you a professional teeth cleaning to remove any tartar that has formed. Tartar is hardened plaque and no amount of brushing or flossing can remove it.

It is also immensely vital to point out that preventive oral hygiene is not only the responsibility of your dentist. You need to regularly perform these healthy oral care habits:

Home Oral Care: In a nutshell, brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash after every instance. Scheduled Oral Examinations: Done twice a year at your dentist’s clinic. Professional Cleanings: Done by your dentist as frequently as possible.

Need Help With Your Oral Health? Reach Out to Us

Arrange a consultation with one of our family dentistry specialists here at Yonkers General, Cosmetic, and Implant Center in Yonkers, NY, Dr. Fedele Vero, Dr. Christine Fumo, or Dr. Alec Ganci by dialing (914) 476-0100.

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Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

Yonkers, NY Family Dentist
South Bronx, North Westchester Cosmetic Dentist
General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

626 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
(914) 476-0100


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