Avoid Bad Breath & Bleeding Gums
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Preventative Dental Tips
Avoid Bad Breath and Bleeding Gums
Our preventative treatments can help you avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of dental problems like decay and gum disease.
What is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative Dental care is the act of maintaining good dental hygiene practices in order to keep them healthy and happy. Simply caring for your teeth on a regular basis can help avoid dramatic problems such as cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear. The good news is, there are a lot of things you can do in the comfort of your own home to avoid these dangerous and costly dental health issues.
Brush Your Teeth Daily
- This may seem obvious, but according to the American Dental Association (ADA) only 7 out of 10 Americans brush their teeth twice a day regularly. Brushing your teeth daily is the most important and the most simple step you can take to reduce your risk of costly trips to the dentist’s chair .
- Make sure you are brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, after every meal.
- Don’t forget to brush your tongue! This simple step can help remove bacteria and freshen your breath! (Pucker up!)
- Flossing is an integral part of your Preventative Dental Care. It helps clean out the spaces between your teeth.
- Remember! If you have braces, or other metal apparatus in your mouth, you might need floss threaders to effectively floss.
Eat a Balanced Diet
- What we put in our mouths is just as important as how we take care of it. A balanced diet has great health benefits for all parts of your body, but it helps your teeth get the nutrients that they need in order to stay healthy themselves.
- Watch out for sticky snacks and sugary drinks. Those can stick around a lot longer than you might think.
A professional Routine Dental cleaning in an important part of the Preventative Care process. A professional dental hygienist is able to remove plaque, tartar, and stains that had accumulated since the last professional cleaning. Good oral hygiene is necessary in between routine cleanings. However, cleanings are important because they address issues that we cannot address ourselves in the comfort of our own home.
- Plaque is a sticky film that coats your teeth, plaque can quickly contribute to gum disease and enamel decay if not properly removed.
- Plaque is made up of bacteria that is reactive to sugary snacks and drinks, after such a snack or drink, the bacteria produces an acid that attacks tooth enamel.
Schedule an Appointment!
- While there are a lot of things that you can do in your own home to keep your mouth healthy and happy, there are some things that can only be done at your dentist’s office.
- We recommend seeing your dentist twice per year. Check with your insurance company though, many insurance providers will cover 3 Preventative Care visits per year!