Preventative Dentistry: 3 Ways You Can Protect Your Teeth
- Posted on: Oct 15 2017
If you could prevent something from getting worse, would you? Especially when that something is your oral health? Preventative dentistry is a specific form of dentistry that patients can practice both at-home and with the help of our staff at Today’s Dental. So, what are the best ways for you to practice this type of oral health and prevention?
One of the largest components of preventative dentistry is scheduling regular dental cleanings. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), patients should get their teeth cleaned by a professional dentist every six months. Regular cleanings not only ensure that your teeth stay polished, but they also help our dentists prevent oral conditions like cracks and receding gum lines from getting worse.
If you look on the Periodic Table of Elements, you will see “Fluorine” hiding near the bottom right corner. Derived from fluorine, fluoride is an all-natural mineral that is used to help strengthen and protect your teeth against things such as food, beverages, bacteria, and other elements. When patients use a fluoride toothpaste every day, they are increasing their chances of having a healthy mouth.
Whether you choose to use regular dental floss or a water flosser, flossing is another preventative tool you can use. By getting out any excess food or plaque from in between your teeth, both of these types of flossing can protect you from cavities, gum disease, and other oral conditions.
By stopping cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues before they’ve even started, you can protect your oral health. Schedule your preventative dentistry appointment with Today’s Dental today!
Posted in: Oral Health