Optimize Your Family’s Oral Health
Optimize Your Family’s Oral Health
Welcome back to the Clearwater Dental Associates blog!
It is hard to believe that November is already upon us. It won’t be long before we are in full-fledge holiday mode around here. At least we don’t have to worry about bad weather coming along with the season. That’s one thing we can all usually smile about in these parts.
We hope that you are finding the dentistry-related blog posts to be useful to you and your family. If you ever need a family dentist in Clearwater, FLorida, we hope that you will pay us a visit.
Once entrusted to our care, we will do our part to keep your mouth healthy, clean, and looking its best. We have viable solutions to just about any dental issue imaginable. We will also give you all the education you will need to stay on the good road in terms of oral health. And if things should ever go awry, we will be there to restore order and wellness to your mouth.
But a good defense is always your best bet. That’s why we are so big on preventative dentistry including the components that have to happen daily at home in between your regular office visits.
Brushing Is Non-Negotiable
Did you know that even before you have teeth, harmful bacteria is lurking in your mouth? That’s why you should start brushing from an early age and do it everyday of your life, at least twice. The ADA suggests that you do it for at least two minutes at a stretch.
Brushing your teeth will help prevent cavities, bad breath, and tooth loss. This exercise also helps keep your gums healthy and free of disease.
Seriously, this is the least you can do to keep bad things at bay!
Brushing Is Never Enough
If you haven’t done so already, it is time to get acquainted with dental floss. Floss goes after the plaque and tartar that hide out in the spaces between your teeth. It is impossible to eradicate these potential problem-causers with only a toothbrush.
Add flossing to your daily to-do list, and we can assure you that you will be glad you did.
Rinsing Is Good Too
Rinsing with mouthwash is usually appropriate for kids over the age of 6. The advantages are that it freshens your breath, fights bacteria, and prevents tooth decay.
It is a good source of fluoride.
Did you know that our tap water also contains plenty of fluoride? So, don’t go hitting the bottle any more than you have to.
Come To CDA Regularly
Do yourself a favor, and find a dentist that you can trust in Clearwater. This is one of the most important things that you can do for your health. It is always good when your dentist knows you and your family by name and stays in-tune with your ever-evolving needs.
If you make a habit of bringing your family in to Clearwater Dental Associates every 3-6 months, you can be assured that you are on track and nothing bad is unfolding in your mouth.
We will know right away if you need a simple dental filling before it gets to the point where you need a root canal or tooth extraction. We will also be able to determine from our X-rays and exams if there are signs that something is going wrong elsewhere in your body.
And, importantly, our professional cleanings will add an essential layer of defense against any plaque, tartar, and bacteria that regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing doesn’t do away with.
Schedule Your Next Checkup At Clearwater Dental Associates
We love what we do at CDA. As such, our team looks forward to meeting you and collaborating with you on maintaining and improving your family’s oral health.
We promise to make it a fun experience for all.
Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn about all we can do for your family!