Preventive Dentistry Is A Lifelong Partnership
- March 23, 2017
Because he had an indelibly bad experience with dentistry as a child, our leader, Dr. Thomas Peltzer, has made it his mission to make the experiences of the patients at our Plainville, CT dentist’s office both comfortable and positive. This is a big deal. After all, oral health requires a partnership and it is essential that you feel at ease visiting the dentist every 3-6 months for the high quality care you deserve. It goes without saying that you will want a preventive dentistry team you can trust to look after your needs at every stage of life. But you will also need to commit to working on your smile every day at home. That’s why, for today’s post, we wanted to focus on the importance of setting up hygiene routines, including making and keeping dental appointments. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your next checkup at Gentle Dental Care.
Mornings Set The Tone
Start your mornings the healthy way by brushing your teeth for at least two minutes. Just don’t wait until after you’ve had your coffee and donuts. Here’s the thing: if you’ve been brushing your teeth after breakfast you could actually be doing more harm than good. This is because plaque acids from food actually soften the enamel, and something as gentle as brushing your teeth can scrape and damage it. If at all possible, you will want to wait at least 30 minutes between eating and brushing!
If you want to leave the house with a fresh-feeling mouth, try rinsing with a fluoride-fortified mouthwash. All day long, you will want to drink lots of water, and be careful with what you put into your body. These things can set you up for success or for failure.
Evenings Are Important Too
After you have settled down and had your evening meal, you should brush your teeth one last time. Then, reach for the dental floss. Flossing is important to your oral health because it reaches places your toothbrush won’t ever be able to get to. The spaces between your teeth are some of the most sensitive spots in your mouth, and if you don’t keep them clean, disease and decay are going to turn up in those places where you can’t detect them. That won’t be good!
Schedule Preventive Dentistry Exams Every Six Months
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are essential for preserving the health of your smile. But these things must be done in conjunction with professional dental exams. That’s why we look forward to seeing you every 3-6 months for a thorough preventive dentistry checkup. These visits will allow us to look after your teeth and gums and help you remain healthy and happy. Each time you are here, we can give you a professional-grade teeth cleaning, screen you for oral health problems, offer suggestions for further prevention, and we can even talk about your other concerns, like TMJ-related trouble, for example.
Let Gentle Dental Care Take Care Of You!
We hope that you have been inspired by today’s post to visit Gentle Dental Care of Plainville, CT. All you have to do is contact us online today and we’ll take care of the rest. Preventive dentistry is a lifelong partnership, and you can bet that we’ll be here for you!