It goes without saying that the classic bit of folk wisdom “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is 100% correct. It is behind the popular “should have, would have, could have” complaint so many of us make, too. “I ‘should have’ gone to the dentist before this little toothache turned into this roaring pain,” is an example of this, and a perfect illustration of the importance of preventative dentistry

At Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA, we offer a comprehensive menu of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry options, but we firmly believe that it is preventative dentistry that is of the utmost importance in long-term oral health. After all, if preventative care was not ultra-important, a great deal of the other dental specialties would be unneeded.

As your preferred dentist in Stockton, we encourage you to take a few moments to learn a bit more about the importance of preventative dentistry.

It saves you time, money and spares you from pain

That minor ache in a tooth will eventually grow into a pain you cannot live with. Those who have regular general dentistry visits, where they have an exam, cleanings and a quick consultation about issues like dental hygiene and oral health, rarely encounter a toothache (mild or severe). Any risks for it are addressed by their preventative care. Thus, they don’t have to pay for more costly options like root canals or crowns. They don’t have to spend a lot of time paying extra visits, and they don’t ever have the discomfort.

It ensures your quality of life over the long-term

The importance of preventative dentistry can be seen in the way it guarantees our overall quality of life. After all, it asks us to consider everything from good daily oral hygiene, diet, and even injury protection. This is because preventative dentistry doesn’t just look for cavities or gum disease. It looks at the uneven wear on the teeth – and can lead to the use of an oral appliance. It will look at things like TMJ, an acidic diet leading to a lot of dental caries or decay, and even for signs of issues like oral cancer.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam Today

Just these two points show the amazing importance of preventative dentistry. If you haven’t had an exam this year, now’s the time. Book it by giving us a call at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.