Just the idea of a trip to the dentist is enough to strike fear in the heart of many Tauranga locals – but it shouldn’t be this way!
We see lots of people in Tauranga put off dental care until there is something that needs fixing – a filling, a crown, a chipped tooth or an unexplained pain. However, much like exercise and nutritious eating, preventative dental care and regular dental check-ups are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
What is Preventative Dental Care
Preventative dentistry is the act of taking regular steps to maintain good dental health and avoid gum and teeth issues down the track. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth every day, buying a new toothbrush regularly, avoiding certain foods (like high citrus and high sugar foods) and seeing your Tauranga dentist yearly.
What are the Benefits?
Of course, the biggest benefit of preventative dental care is that your acute fear of your local Tauranga dentist will subside! When you take care of your teeth and make annual dental appointments, there’s no need to stay up all night worrying about tomorrow’s dentist visit.
Other benefits include saving money by preventing major dental work and frequent fillings and saving time by having dental care visits that are short and sweet rather than long and painful.
A beautiful smile is an obvious benefit, but preventative dental care also goes beyond your pearly whites. Good dental health is linked to better cardiovascular health, better breath, lower rates of diabetes, and healthier bone, heart and mental health.
That Tauranga Lifestyle
In Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, many of us are committed to a healthy work-life balance. Just head over to the Mount early each morning and see how many people are already out and about getting their daily dose of fresh air.
We at Tooth Fairy Dental are huge fans of the healthy Tauranga lifestyle complete with daily exercise, healthy eating, time for relaxation and plenty of moments by the sea. We encourage you to add preventative dental care to that list – you won’t regret it!