Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone had excellent oral health and never had to worry about dental decay, gum disease, or any other problem? While this would be wonderful to experience, it is not realistic. However, there are certain things you can do for your current and future oral health. The best way to do this is with the help of preventive dental care. When teeth are cared for properly, you have a better chance of keeping your natural teeth for your lifetime. Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your teeth and mouth free from decay and disease.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal oral health. We encourage our patients to be mindful of their oral health between visits to our office by visually checking their teeth and using their tongue to feel the teeth and gums for any changes or signs of a problem. One particular problem that may be visible to the naked eye is a crack in the tooth enamel. A cracked tooth can result from a number of circumstances, such as: