A well designed oral hygiene routine can help you minimize your risk of serious dental problems down the road. But what, exactly, should you be focusing on? Today our Glendale dentists are giving you some more information about important priorities for preventive dental care.
One key to maintaining a healthy smile is to promptly clear away dental plaque, which contains bacteria. The thing about plaque is that it is constantly building up—all day and all night. Brushing and flossing as recommended by your dental team, as well as rinsing your mouth regularly will help to keep plaque levels low. This gives you a better shot at avoiding oral health problems like dental cavities and gum disease.
Promote Strong Enamel
We also want to encourage strong and healthy dental enamel, so that our smiles stay healthier longer. Cleaning your smile as recommended helps minimize the amount of demineralization that your enamel goes through. Plus, you can use products that include fluoride for additional enamel remineralizing benefits.
Preventive dental care is also about facilitating prompt, effective treatment if and when oral health issues do arise. Semi-annual cleanings, for example, give our dental team the opportunity to assess your smile on a regular basis. Detecting and treating oral health problems in their earliest stages minimizes your risk of developing additional dental issues.
If you are interested in improving the efficacy of your dental routine, please don’t hesitate to call our Glendale dentists to get started. You can always schedule a consultation with our team, or use the Contact Us page to submit a question and we’ll get back to you promptly!