We hear a lot about how we should be taking care of our dental health, but what is really involved in preventative dental care? Not only should you attend to proper oral hygiene, but you’ll also need to make sure that you’re having regular dental exams and tooth cleanings.
“Oral hygiene” is an umbrella term that includes flossing and brushing your teeth, along with using a good alcohol-free fluoride oral rinse. We recommend only those rinses that do not contain alcohol because those can cause dry mouth, actually causing more cavities and gum problems.
Regular dental exams will allow us to spot problems at the very earliest opportunity. Filling cavities early means much less drilling and trauma for your teeth. It also helps keep tooth decay contained. We’ll also be keeping a close eye on any signs of gingivitis, or gum disease. As with all heath issues, early detection is key to a quick and easy treatment.
Tooth cleanings are also recommended at quarterly appointments. The longer you allow tartar to build up along your gum line and between your teeth, the more difficult it will be to remove. If you’re looking for a local dentist in Livonia, you’ve come to the right place. Scheduling your appointment at Livonia Family Dental couldn’t be easier; simply click the link for our online scheduling tool or just call the office today!