Preventative dentistry remains at the front lines of our oral health. Preventative dentistry takes a proactive approach to dentistry by taking care of your teeth now to avoid problems that may arise in the future.
Successful preventative dentistry combines both our at-home oral hygiene regimens with treatment performed by a professional. An at-home oral hygiene regimen should contain at least one flossing session and two brushing sessions per day. Typically, it’s best to floss every time you consume a large meal – brushing after every large meal helps, too. This immediately removes any foods that have become trapped in between your teeth where they serve as a haven for bacteria buildup.
Regular brushing aims at removing plaque buildup from your teeth. However, it is hard to remove all of the plaque on our teeth every single day. This is why it’s important to visit a dentist every 6 months: to receive a thorough cleaning that will remove any plaque on your teeth and bring you back to baseline. When you fail to brush your teeth, then plaque will build up and then eventually harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a professional with special tools. Plaque and tartar both lead to decayed teeth and gum disease.
A dental checkup not only allows the dentist to remove any unwanted plaque, but provides the opportunity to examine the mouth as well – looking for any signs of complication such as cavities, receding gums, etc. Modern dentistry offers treatment for just about any dental complication that may arise, but the earlier a problem is detected – the easier and better it is to treat.
Don’t Forget To Visit Your Dentist
Remember: healthy teeth come from a combination of proper oral hygiene performed and from routine visits to a professional dentist. Schedule an appointment today to keep your oral health one step ahead of the game. Our office can be reached @ 310-643-8045 or you could fill out our online form and we will get back to you shortly.