When it comes to your oral health, what you do now can have a significant impact later. You can avoid developing serious dental problems such as cavities or gum disease in the future by taking control of your dental health now. This requires good oral hygiene and keeping your regularly scheduled dental appointments.
Good oral health begins at home with proper oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth a minimum of twice a day and flossing daily. When brushing your teeth, it should be done for a minimum of two minutes, preferably with an electric toothbrush. Flossing is a very important part of your oral hygiene routine because brushing only cleans 2/3 of the surfaces of your teeth. When choosing your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, or mouthwash, there are numerous choices, if you are unsure of what is best for you, ask the staff at 32 Dental for a recommendation of which option is best for your individual dental needs.
Regularly scheduled checkups and professional cleanings are another important aspect of maintaining good oral health. Even with proper brushing and flossing techniques, tartar can still build up between your teeth and at the gum line. This can only be removed by a dental hygienist using special tools. Keeping your teeth tartar free and cleaning below the gum line is an important part of preventing gum disease.
During this appointment, your dentist at 32 Dental will give you a thorough dental exam to look for potential problems such as cavities or gum disease. Normally your dentist can detect these problems through x-rays and tests long before you experience any symptoms such as toothaches. The staff at 32 Dental also provides an oral cancer screening during your checkup. A sample of your saliva is taken and tested for oral cancer; the test also detects the presence of the bacteria responsible for gum disease. Early detection is important in successfully treating either condition.
Good oral hygiene and preventive dental care can greatly reduce the total amount of time you will have to spend in the dentist’s chair. Marietta residents, if you are looking for a dentist who is committed to providing outstanding individualized dental care, and delivering it in a compassionate manner, call 32 Dental at 770-423-1132 and schedule your appointment.