Dental Prevention Strategies For The Whole Family!
Welcome back to another July edition of the Clearwater Dental Associates blog!
It is hard to believe the way that summer is flying by. It won’t be long before Florida families are in back-to-school mode around here.
Speaking of families, if you ever need a comprehensive dental office that is equipped to handle your family’s ever-changing needs, we’d love the opportunity to earn your trust!
We will do our part to keep everyone’s mouth clean and your respective smiles looking great all through life. And as part of our prevention program, we will provide your family with opportunities for extra protection (such as dental sealants) and ongoing education (like this online platform).
Please continue reading to hear some of our preventive dentistry strategies, and then be sure to get in-touch to schedule your next appointment with our Clearwater-based team. You’ll be glad that you did!
Brush Strokes Matter
We don’t want to sound alarmist, but you should start brushing your child’s teeth and gums from an early age (even before teeth come through) and teach them to do it everyday, at least twice. Brushing your teeth is a basic defense against cavities, bad breath, and tooth loss. This exercise also helps keep your gums healthy and free of disease. It really is only the beginning.
Brushing Is Only The Beginning
Almost as often as you brush, you will want to find some dental floss and go after the plaque and tartar that likes to hide out in the spaces between your teeth. It is an easy and inexpensive way to avert root canals and extractions down the road.
Rinse With Fluoride
For anyone over the age of 6, rinsing is a great thing to do. The advantages are that it freshens your breath, fights bacteria, and prevents tooth decay. Who wouldn’t want to do that?
Make Us Part Of The Plan!
No matter how diligent you are about oral hygiene habits, you just can’t do it all alone. There are some things that only an oral health professional can accomplish on your behalf, and there will always be tools and technologies that you will never have access to at home.
The nice thing is that when you make a habit of bringing your family in to Clearwater Dental Associates every 3-6 months, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that nothing bad is running wild in your mouth.
Our professional cleanings and exams will add an essential layer of defense against any plaque, tartar, and bacteria that lingers after your regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing at home. Plus, we’ll be able to detect gum disease, tooth decay, and even cancer, before it has a chance to destroy your life.
Schedule A Checkup At Clearwater Dental Associates!
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post to make Clearwater Dental Associates your partner in prevention. Our friendly team is ready to make your family part of our own.
To take the next step, contact us online to schedule your preventive dentistry appointment in Clearwater, Florida!