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How Preventive Dentistry Can Help You In The Long Run


Posted on 2/21/2022 by Northstar Dental
How Preventive Dentistry Can Help You In The Long RunPerhaps you cannot remember the last time you visited a dentist or sometimes forget to brush your teeth before heading to bed. If these things frequently happen to you, you may be jeopardizing your oral health. You may be encouraging the development of gum disease, decay, or you may have an existing dental problem that is masking itself. Maintaining good oral care and visiting our dentist regularly helps keep your smile healthy. Preventive dentistry is very essential as it helps protect your smile for the long run.

See Our Dentist Twice a Year


You should not skip your routine visits to our dental office. Regardless of your oral health or age, a visit to our dentist every six months ensures you keep your dental health in check. You will receive your checkups and cleanings. Maybe, you do a good job in caring for your bite at home, however, there are areas you might miss while brushing and flossing. When you come to us, our dentist removes plaque and tartar to prevent gum disease and decay. Additionally, we offer oral cancer screening, ensuring we catch any symptoms early enough. We also detect decay and gum disease to help prevent loss of teeth.

If you have an increased risk for developing cavities or gum disease, for instance, if you are pregnant, you need to ask our dentist how frequently you should come for cleanings and checkups. You may need to make frequent visits, maybe every three months or so. Moreover, you need to get your child to our office and ensure they practice good oral hygiene. Bring the kid for their first dental visit by the time they are one year or before their first tooth erupts.

Keep up with your At-Home Oral Care


There are things you can do at home to minimize your risk for gum disease and decay. You should quit smoking and limit or avoid consuming alcohol. Ensure you eat a healthy diet and reduce the intake of junk foods and sweets. In addition, brush two times a day and floss once.

Let your whole family come see our general dentist for checkups and dental cleanings. Schedule your next appointment today.

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