The Importance of Regular Dental Visits!
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Regular dental care is important. We can detect tooth decay early, which can save time, money, and your teeth! Even if you thoroughly brush and clean between your teeth each day, your teeth need professional cleanings at the dental office. Professional cleaning helps remove stains, plaque, and tartar from your teeth to keep your smile bright. It also helps prevent periodontal disease.
At your regular dental appointment, we check the health of your gums to ensure that all is well. Some diseases or medical conditions, such as oral cancer, vitamin deficiencies, and hormonal irregularities, have warning signs that can appear in the mouth. By identifying changes in your mouth. By identifying changes in your mouth, we can help detect health problems at an early stage when they can be treated most successfully. Regular dental visits are also important for denture wearers to ensure proper fit.
Brushing your teeth twice a day with an ADA accepted fluoride toothpaste and flossing your teeth once a day is essential. Patients often say that they just don't have time to floss. You can floss your teeth at any point in the day. Flossing is easier than ever thanks to the variety of flossing products, such as interdental incorporating into your daily life.
Your choice of foods and beverages is another key to good oral health. Eat a balance diet and limit between-meal snacks. A steady diet of sugary foods and drinks, including sports drinks, can ruin teeth, especially among those who snack throughout the day. Sugar mixes with the bacteria in your mouth to produce acid. This acid attacks the enamel on your teeth for up to 20 minutes. When sugar is consumed regularly, the harmful effect on teeth can be dramatic. Once a tooth decays, the enamel does not grow back. The only option when decay occurs is to see us to have to tooth treated.