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In-Office And At Home Preventive Dental Care

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Evan
In-Office And At Home Preventive Dental CarePreventive care is the best way to protect your teeth and gums. Brushing and flossing your teeth can reduce the risk of many oral health problems. It also involves routine dental checkups to detect diseases. Our dental team provides exceptional person-centered dental services to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

In-Home Preventive Oral Care

In-home dental care involves simple techniques to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Brush your teeth at least twice a day to eliminate plaque and tartar in your oral cavity. Flossing is essential for removing food debris between the teeth.

Your diet can also boost your oral health and prevent the progression of diseases. Avoid sugary foods, as they attract cavity-causing bacteria, which release acids that erode the enamel. A weak enamel increases the risk of cavities and infections.

A balanced diet with calcium, vitamins, and minerals can strengthen teeth to reduce decay. The minerals in fruits and vegetables can boost your immune response. That means your body can fight inflammatory diseases that cause gingivitis and periodontitis.

In-Office Preventive Dental Care

Our dentist recommends visiting your dentist at least once a year. In-office preventive care involves a thorough examination of your oral cavity. It is essential for unearthing the earliest signs of oral cancer or gum disease and other dental concerns.

It is easier to treat oral health conditions at their earliest stages of development. In the initial phases, the treatment process is less invasive and recovery is shorter. A dentist can also help you manage some of the symptoms without medication or dental procedures.

Preventive Care Treatment

Preventive care treatments may vary depending on the results of the initial examination. Our dental team can prescribe fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth. Patient education is sometimes sufficient for addressing mild to moderate symptoms of gum disease. Consult our dental specialists to schedule an appointment today.

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