Oral Healthcare and Preventive Dentistry
A program of good oral hygiene at home is the best way to help keep your natural teeth throughout your life. Whether you currently have your natural teeth or some form of restorations, we will be happy to show you how to prevent tooth decay and preserve your restorations, as well as helping you manage a periodontal disease.
Brushing Your Teeth
Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is vital to good dental health. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to brush properly to be sure to clean both your teeth and gums. We will be happy to show you brushing techniques, as well as instruct you on the best toothbrush to use to maintain the integrity of your enamel.
Although many people avoid it, flossing daily is an important part of your oral health and should be a part of your daily routine. Proper flossing techniques can help you remove plaque that can cause gum disease and periodontal diseases.
Fluoride to Strengthen Teeth
Fluoride treatments have been used by dental professionals for many years to strengthen the enamel of teeth and prevent decay. We will be happy to determine whether you are a candidate for fluoride treatments.
People who tend to have excessive tooth decay may be the perfect candidates for dental sealants. Generally put on the back teeth of children to ward off decay, dental sealants may also be used for adults with a family history of excessive decay. By putting a thin coating of protective plastic on the back teeth, it helps prevent bacteria from congregating in the pits and grooves of teeth, where cavities generally begin.
In order to avoid the embarrassment of bad breath, we recommend you maintain good oral hygiene at home. Brushing twice a day with a fluoride antibacterial toothpaste to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth, in addition to brushing your tongue to remove excess bacteria is a good way to eliminate bad breath.