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Information is powerful, and we’ve learned that patients who are educated about their health make better decisions and have more successful outcomes. No question is ever silly or unimportant, and we invite you to ask us anything about your care, the services we provide, or dentistry in general.
To help out, we’ve provided a selection of questions often asked by our patients. Please take a look and see if your question is answered here. If your question wasn’t addressed (or if you’d like more information), don’t hesitate to call or send us an email using our convenient contact form.
Gum Disease Prevention & Treatment
Your at-home care is essential to your overall oral health! Keeping an efficient and consistent daily routine will increase the longevity of your oral health and will make for smoother dental cleanings.
Our usual recommendations are as follows:
1.Brush at least two times per day for two minutes. Make sure you are brushing long enough by timing yourself next time you brush.
2. Be sure to space out brushing to maintain oral health throughout the day.
3. Floss every evening before bed.
4. Mouthwash is great to supplement brushing and flossing, but never use a rinse as a substitute.
Seeing the dentist every six months allows us to stay ahead of any potential problems such as gum disease and decay. Dental cleanings remove hard deposits from your teeth, known as calculus or tartar. These hard deposits cannot be removed by brushing or flossing. Six month cleanings allow us to remove these deposits before they have a chance to cause gum disease.
Six month check-ups also allow us to catch decay or cavities before they become large. Small cavities typically do not cause pain, so people are usually unaware that they have them. Finding and fixing cavities while they are small saves you time, money, and the potential pain caused by larger cavities.