With good dental hygiene, you greatly reduce your risk of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental problems. This, in turn, prevents the risk of secondary problems caused by poor oral health.
Some health problems that may be related are: diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, cancer.
Premature birth and low birth weight can also be related to poor oral health. It is necessary to practice and adopt good preventive oral health, also in the stages of pregnancy. This includes visiting your dentist for routine checkups during this time.
In addition to reducing the risk of other health problems, practicing good preventive health can save you money. Even with dental insurance, the costs associated with poor oral hygiene can add up. While preventive dentistry may not completely eliminate your need for fillings, root canals, or dental implants, it can go a long way toward reducing your need for these costly treatments.
That is why a preventive review will always be a good decision.