Preventative Care Dentistry
Preventive care aims at keeping small problems from becoming big ones to prevent expensive treatments. Avoiding dental disease and major dental work is simple, it includes brushing and flossing after each meal or at least twice a day, and eating a healthy diet as well as routine dental checkups and cleanings and examinations.
Good oral hygiene is important when it comes to healthy teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing can help to remove plaque from teeth surfaces and in between teeth, and can keep your teeth looking and feeling clean. A healthy diet, one low in sugar and other refined carbohydrates can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Routine dental exams and regular cleanings are the keys to early detection and prevention of more serious dental treatments.
You should see your dentist at least once a year, or up to every three to six months depending upon your current dental health and dental history and your personal preferences.
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, if not sooner.
- Clean between teeth every day with floss or an interdental cleaner.
- Eat a balanced diet, and limit between-meal snacks and soft drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly for oral exams and professional cleanings.
Take care of your teeth and gums and your health, with preventative dental care, and help prevent more serious problems.