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Preventive Care Toronto

Preventive Care

Do Adults Need Preventive Care Too?

Just because you are an adult and your most cavity-prone years have passed, doesn’t mean you no longer need preventive care. There are many reasons you still need to visit your dentist regularly. You are more susceptible to serious conditions that can cost you your teeth. Here are some examples of why you still need to see a dental professional at least once a year.

  • Old Fillings can Break Down – Fillings are only expected to last about 10 years, even though they can last longer. If they break down, decay can cost you the tooth. Early intervention can prevent negative results.
  • Oral Cancer – Cancer is never anything to play with. Seeing a dentist regularly can mean early signs of cancer and other serious conditions are detected early when they are treatable.
  • Periodontal Diseases – After the age of 35 patients tend to lose teeth due to periodontal diseases rather than tooth decay. Plaque and tartar buildup can cause damage to the teeth. If it is left unchecked it can cause you to lose teeth or could require surgery to correct.
  • TMJ Problems – Chronic jaw pain is often caused by grinding teeth or other biting irregularities.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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