Children, in particular, benefit because it allows their newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. If you’re an aging adult, you can benefit from preventive dentistry because it helps you to keep your real teeth.
Maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health by reducing your risk of secondary problems caused by poor oral health such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and cancer.
Premature birth and low birth weight may also be linked to poor oral health. You should continue to practice good preventive oral health, including routine checkups with your dentist, during your pregnancy.