CFS Dental

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Preventative care helps to prevent the onset of dental disease, and its progression into more serious oral health problems. 

Simply put, preventive dentistry strives to save and protect natural teeth whenever possible. Taking care of your natural teeth will often help you avoid more costly and invasive treatment in the future.

Gum Disease and Overall Health

Current dental medicine suggests bacterial toxins from gum and bone disease can have wide-ranging detrimental effects on a number of health conditions, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Premature and under-developed births
  • Obesity
  • Renal failure

Recent research also links periodontal disease with certain types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and even rheumatoid arthritis.

If a simple problem is not attended to, it will develop further and become more challenging to treat. This also means the treatment will be more expensive and time-consuming. It is essential to understand that the more straightforward the procedure, the more likely it is to succeed.

At CFS dental, Dr Ng and Dr Szeman will strive to offer you the simplest solution for your dental problems. We will also make sure that you understand the consequences of non-treatment so that you can make an informed choice for the future of your smile.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.