You have probably heard medical and dental professionals going on and on about the benefits of prevention for your entire life. There’s a good reason for this: Preventive dentistry greatly protects your smile. Even more exciting is the fact that prevention does not require much as long as you have a pretty good idea about what you should be doing on a daily and annual basis. First, you need to be brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once. You should also schedule a preventive visit two times a year, so we can keep your teeth clean, while keeping a close eye on your smile’s health. Ready to find out more? Consider the following:
When it comes preventive dentistry at home, all you need to do is brush and floss. It’s even more beneficial if you’re doing it just right:
- Brush twice a day
- Brush for two minutes every time you brush
- Use a soft-bristle tooth brush – not hard or medium
- Use fluoridated toothpaste
- Floss your teeth once a day using a strand of floss about 18 inches long
You should also be scheduling twice annual dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend a preventive visit once every six months for most effective results.
Particularly when you compare prevention to restorative dentistry, you will be happy to note that preventive dentistry services typically do not require anesthesia. This is because we provide them before a problem has occurred with your teeth or gums, yielding comfort.
Preventive Dentistry Is Effective
The main accomplishments of preventive care include keeping your smile clean and free of problems – and stopping problems that arise immediately, so you do not incur serious damage. First, we will keep your teeth free of plaque, so you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Second, we will detect problems early, such as oral cancer or TMJ concerns, offering immediate treatment.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our various other locations in Garland, Longview, and Arlington, TX, as well as Bossier City, LA.