Optimize Your Oral Health This Spring!
- April 6, 2016
Welcome to our Gentle Dental Care blog! We are so glad that you found our online repository of dentistry-related information.
If you live in the Plainville, CT area, we’d love to see your smiling face in-person sometime soon. There is so much that we can do to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking great.
Whether you realize it or not, you will need a dentist you can trust to keep up with your ever-evolving needs, if you expect to optimize your oral health. Obviously, your at-home oral hygiene habits are important, and they will have to be done in conjunction with the services that only a dentist can provide
Today, we thought it would be helpful to go over the basic practices for a successful preventive dental program. So, keep reading, and then be sure to get in-touch to set up your next appointment.
Brushing Over The Basics
We don’t want to sound alarmist, but well before you even get your first tooth, there is dangerous bacteria, tartar and plaque present in your mouth. To successfully keep cavities, periodontal disease, bad breath, and tooth loss out of your life, everyone in your family should be brushing their teeth and gums a minimum of twice a day, and for two minutes at a stretch. That is the minimum guideline put forth by the American Dental Association.
Floss Is Your Friend
Here’s the deal: no matter how diligently you brush your teeth, you still won’t be able to reach all the areas of your mouth where food, plaque, tartar, etc. can linger waiting to cause problems for your health.
The good news is that, by flossing everyday, you will save lots of pain and expense later on. Trust us, it is worth it! Start the habit in your kids at a young age.
Find The Fluoride
Fluoride promotes the retention of your natural teeth. It is contained in many mouthwashes, and can be accessed for free in most U.S. tap water. As such, it is easy to add fluoride to your daily routine.
Visit Your Plainville, CT Dentist Often
It helps to have a good relationship with your healthcare providers. That includes dentists. When you visit our Plainville, CT office often, our team can provide you with professional teeth cleaning, gum disease evaluation, complete checkups, diagnostic exams and cavity-prevention techniques that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Plus, during your visit, we can look for oral cancer and also check for signs of other issues elsewhere in your body.
It is important that you schedule appointments at Gentle Dental Care every 3-6 months. This will allow us to stay on top of your needs and to address any emerging problems before it is too late for easy solutions.
Gentle Dental Care Really Cares!
We make every effort to make every visit to our office a pleasant and pain-free experience. Be sure to ask us about sedation dentistry if you need a little extra help loosening up. We know just how to put your fears and anxiety to rest.
Contact us right away to schedule your next Gentle Dental Care visit. We can’t wait to get you smiling again!