Many dental issues can be prevented with routine hygiene health and wellness appointments. Every day plaque and tartar can build up as the result of bacteria living off the bits of food trapped in hard to reach places around teeth. The presence of this bacteria causes teeth to decay and form cavities, and can cause or be associated with a number of other major health issues. Routine cleanings allow for the effective removal of these bacteria, while routine exams help to catch issues like oral cancer early on.
Cleanings are highly encouraged every 3-6 months. Have you ever wondered why? That’s exactly how much time it takes for bacteria to form a layer of plaque on your teeth, which cannot be reached with regular brushing or flossing. Only a dental professional has the tools and experience to reach those hard to reach places. Our team also takes this time to look for other warning signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, etc.
Fluoride helps repair weakened tooth enamel by replenishing lost calcium and phosphate. It also makes your teeth more resistant to future decay, so you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles!
Patients that can really benefit from fluoride are those that have a higher risk for tooth decay. Specifically those who have poor oral health, weak enamel, or if you have crowns or dry mouth. It’ll not only help restore your teeth, but also help protect them from future damage.
Home Care Kits
After every visit you’ll be sent home with a home care kit, including a new toothbrush (which should actually be replaced every three months), travel toothpaste, and floss. Unsure which direction to brush in, or how to reach your back teeth? Never hesitate to openly ask our team for home care tips!
Our practice primarily caters to adult patients, but we encourage families to start bringing in children for routine dental care at least 6 months after their first baby tooth erupts. Baby teeth are critical in the development of adult teeth, and seeing the dentist at a young age helps them to develop an appreciation for routine care. We make the experience fun and comforting so that the child will not grow up with dental fears!