Prevention

WHY IS PREVENTION IMPORTANT?

Caring for your oral health benefits your overall health

Proper oral hygiene doesn't only prevent poor dental health and periodontal disease but also affects our overall health and well-being.

The staff here at Davidson Dental will teach you how to properly brush your teeth and show you the best techniques for maintaining good oral hygiene. We of course will also advise you when to remove dental plaque which forms on your teeth in places that are harder to clean.

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Why A Healthy Mouth Is Good For Your Body

What Can Happen From Bad Dental Hygiene

HOW TO PREVENT POOR DENTAL HEALTH

Brush with toothpaste after eating or drinking

Brush your teeth at least twice a day and ideally after every meal, using fluoride-containing toothpaste. To clean between your teeth, floss or use an interdental cleaner.

Rinse your mouth

If your dentist feels you have a high risk of developing cavities, he or she may recommend that you use a mouth rinse with fluoride.

Visit your dentist regularly

Get professional teeth cleanings and regular oral exams, which helps prevent problems or spot them early.

Consider dental sealants

A sealant is a protective plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of back teeth. It seals off grooves and crannies that tend to collect food, protecting tooth enamel from plaque and acid.

Avoid frequent snacking and sipping

Whenever you eat or drink beverages other than water, you help your mouth bacteria create acids that can destroy tooth enamel.

Eat tooth-healthy foods and drink some water

Some foods and beverages, especially water, are better for your teeth than others. Avoid foods that get stuck in grooves and pits of your teeth for long periods, or brush soon after eating them.

Consider fluoride treatments

Your dentist may recommend periodic fluoride treatments, especially if you aren't getting enough fluoride through fluoridated drinking water and other sources.

Ask about antibacterial or combined treatments

If you're especially vulnerable to tooth decay — for example, because of a medical condition — your dentist may recommend special antibacterial mouth rinses or other treatments to help cut down on harmful bacteria in your mouth.

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