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Longview area dentist answers, why is preventative dentistry important?

The health of the smile is important to Drs. Karen Frazer Rea and F. Dee Rea of Longview, Texas. Our practice is committed to helping families maintain beautiful, healthy smiles for confidence and overall wellness. Many patients visit our practice to educate themselves on the best ways to care for their smile. By taking care of the teeth, gums, and bone, patients are being proactive in preventative dentistry.

Preventative dentistry focuses on caring for the smile every day to prevent disease and tooth decay. This, in turn, saves patients time, money, and their health. Patients can maintain a healthy smile by brushing after every meal, flossing at least once a day, and by visiting their dentist for regular examinations and professional cleanings. By participating in this manner, patients enjoy preventing serious issues from occurring and can get early diagnosis of problems should they arise.

Preventative dentistry is important in maintaining the health and wellness of not only the smile, but the entire body. Patients who develop periodontal disease are often increasing their risk for conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, strokes and heart attacks. This is due to the oral systemic connection. Bacteria in the mouth when a patient has periodontal disease can travel through the circulatory system and into other parts of the body. This bacteria can cause inflammation, which then causes patients to experience medical conditions that would otherwise be controlled or eliminated with healthy dental behaviors.

Drs. Frazer and Rea work with families to determine the best way for individuals to care for their smile. Patients with restorations such as bridges should pay special attention to flossing and brushing carefully in these areas to ensure protection from periodontal disease. Patients with tooth decay may receive fillings and other restorations to address the problem and provide coverage for weakened teeth. Whatever the situation may be, Drs. Frazer and Rea can help!

If you live in the Longview, TX area and are seeking a quality dental team, contact Drs. Karen Frazer Rea and F. Dee Rea today to schedule an initial consultation appointment and learn about their state-of-the-art facility and friendly, helpful staff!
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