Keep Your Family Smiling with Preventative Dentistry
Regular dental cleanings and exams contribute to a lifetime of smiles.
Prepare to Smile!
Preparing for the future can save you a lot of time and money, and this includes taking care of your teeth as well. Proper home care, along with scheduling a dental cleaning and exam on a regular basis, can save you invasive and costly procedures in the future. We want you and your family to have a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Preventive dental care focuses on maintaining excellent oral hygiene throughout your lifetime to keep your teeth and gums healthy and viable. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes each time. Do not forget to brush your tongue. Millions of disease-causing bacteria can collect on the top of your tongue and spread to the rest of your mouth. Brushing your tongue twice a day is quick, easy, and a big help in the fight against tooth decay and bad breath. You can use a manual or electric toothbrush with soft bristles, and be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth.
Brushing too aggressively with a hard or medium-bristled toothbrush does not clean your teeth any better and can actually cause more harm than good. The technique is more important than force! Flossing and rinsing with mouthwash is important as well. Flossing is not just to remove food from in between your teeth – it also removes any hard to reach bacteria hiding between your teeth and just under your gum line. This is why preventive dental care is very important to maintaining a healthy mouth and gums.