Preventive dentistry treatments are the most effective ways to keep a healthy smile. These treatments are done professionally by your dentist during your visit, but you can also follow-up at home to help keep your teeth healthy.
There are many ways you can contribute, many of them as simple as regular brushing and flossing, especially before bed. Using fluoride toothpaste is the one of the most effective methods of preventive dental maintenance, approved by the American Dental Association.
Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from the teeth, which sticks to the surface of the teeth, eventually hardens into tartar, leading to many other dental problems. Maintaining a well-balanced diet consisting of healthy choices is another great way to prevent dental problems. Altogether, eating well and simply doing basic maintenance goes a very long way toward having a sparkling smile.
Best oral hygiene practices
The preventive treatments which your dentist provides include the annual dental checkup and cleaning. The dental exam is an opportunity for your dentist to identify and treat dental problems proactively before they become serious. The teeth cleaning removes the small amounts of plaque & tartar that the brushing and flossing regimen cannot, and includes polishing and fluoride treatment, as an additional barrier against tooth decay.
These two components of preventive maintenace dramatically reduce the risk of developing serious dental problems such as: cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, etc. As the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
A proactive approach to dental health is the most effective way of maintaining your healthy smile for years to come. Call us today at 909-606-9907 to make an appointment.