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All too often, we take our health for granted and fall behind in getting the preventive care we need to stay healthy. Modern life is busy and demanding, and when we’re feeling fine, it seems like just one more thing to do. However, neglecting your teeth is a mistake that can lead to many hours spent in a dentist’s chair and invading your bank account for the funds needed to pay for expensive treatments. But that’s not all!  Failing to treat decaying teeth or infected gums can also lead to problems with your health in general and may contribute to issues like heart disease and dementia. That’s why finding an Arizona general dentist that you can trust is a very wise thing to do.

An Ounce of Prevention

We’ve all heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. To be certain, this saying applies to dentistry. Simple activities like brushing your teeth twice a day and doing it correctly can prevent the buildup of plaque and the development of gum disease. Flossing, which many people neglect, is important for promoting good circulation to the gums and for removing bacteria and plaque that may build up in the gum area. Using mouthwash regularly can cleanse the mouth of bacteria and can prevent sinus and other upper respiratory infections. Eating crunchy raw veggies and fruits is also a natural and nutritious way to exercise your jaws and mouth.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Arizona General Dentist Today

If you are interested in preventive and general dental care and want to find an experienced dentist for yourself or for your family, call to schedule a free consultation with an Arizona general dentist today. At Douglas Family Dentistry, we understand that an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure. That’s why we will give you dental care in a clean, modern office that’s fun to visit so that you’ll come in as often as you need to. Visit our website at douglasfamilydentistry.com or call us at 480-948-3680 and schedule a time to come in for a free consultation. We’ll help you make a plan for your dental care that will keep your teeth and mouth healthy for many years to come.