Preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter your age. It is the foundation of all the things we work for. Keeping you healthy and pain-free eating and enjoying the lifestyle you deserve is our mission. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular visits with your dentist, ensures your smile and keeps you comfortable. Here are a few simple ways that you can prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use fluoride toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from the tooth surfaces. Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!
Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. You can also use a mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath. We will coach you how to use and implement the floss aides you need
Eat a balanced diet, and try to avoid extra-sugary treats. Nutritious foods such as raw vegetables, plain yogurt, cheese, or fruit can help keep your smile healthy.
Remember to schedule regular checkups with your dentist at least every six months for a professional teeth cleaning.
Varnish, a high concentration of Fluoride, is highly recommended to increase the hardness of the outer surface of your enamel and prevent demineralization and/or decay
For those on medications, it is important to have exams to determine salivary flow issues that create dry mouth tooth decay
Finally at each visit will include an oral cancer screening which we know can be very dangerous. A good exam is the first step to finding and preventing oral cancer.
If it's been six months since your last dental checkup, then it's time to contact our practice and schedule your next appointment!