Don’t wait until cavities cause you toothaches and your gums are irritated or worse to seek out help. At Gentle Dental, preventive care is our highest goal. Stop problems with your oral well-being before they have the chance to develop. There’s a lot you can do on your own, and with the addition of visits to our Bayside dental office two times per year, you’ll be putting the odds in your favor to keep your teeth intact and your gums vibrant and pink, now and in the future.
There are two ways to engage in effective prevention. First is to avoid the problem situation entirely, and the second is to catch it early enough so that with the appropriate method of treatment, you will be likely to keep the worst consequences from occurring. Our Bayside dental office breaks down preventive care in terms of what you do every day and what you do every six months. Keep a close watch on how much sugar you consume, which includes starchy items, as well. It is sugar and starch that act as catalysts for the formation of dental plaque, the filmy bacterial substance that erodes tooth enamel and affects your gums. Obviously, the less plaque that grows, the less concern there is. Brush your teeth at least twice per day, first thing each morning and last thing each night. If you can manage, brush them after meals, too. And floss vigorously at bedtime every day. And at each six month interval, come to our Bayside dental office for a complete examination and teeth cleaning. Get cavities and early gum disease addressed in a timely manner, and avoid future cavities and gum disease by having tartar buildup removed.
Be sure to take care of your own preventive care on a daily basis. And while it’s on your mind, schedule an appointment for your next examination and cleaning.