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Preventive Dental Care
As part of any thorough oral hygiene routine, regular trips to the dentist are essential to remove any tough plaque and get a thorough, professional clean. Our hygienist services is one of our most important areas providing the essential treatment for removing plaque and tartar (sometimes called calculus) from your teeth.
Our Hygienists use scaling and polishing instruments to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. These polishing instruments will also removed staining from coffee, tobacco or red wine making it more difficult for plaque to build up on your teeth.
Long-Term Dental Care
- Getting regular teeth cleanings and checkups at the dentist every six months is recommended.
- Replace your toothbrush every two months to ensure proper cleaning. Keep brushes free from germs.
- A sealant can be applied to the teeth by an oral health professional, which will help protect enamel and keep teeth looking their best.
- Braces can sometimes be recommended by an orthodontist to help teeth grow straight. Sometimes, adults can wear braces to help the appearance of their teeth. Severe crowding may cause difficulties for patients to keep their gums and teeth healthy around that area as more plaque can be trapped within.
- If you have a toothache, it is important to seek dental care immediately as this could be a potential infection or abscess in the tooth.
- Children as young as six months old should begin visiting a dentist regularly to check for any potential problems and begin a lifetime of healthy oral care.
- Those with heart valve problems or a compromised immune system should always take antibiotics before any dental work is performed.
- Avoid chewing tobacco or smoking to help ensure gum, mouth, and teeth health for life.
- Good long term dental care can prevent excess dentist visits, cavities, yellowing teeth, and bad breath and significant dental cost reduction.
- Always communicate any changes in tooth sensitivity, tastes in your mouth, or other issues with your dentist so they can help assess potential problems.