Maintaining dental health has two main components — at-home dental hygiene and professional cleanings and examinations. Simple maintenance of your dental health can prevent complications such as tooth loss, as well as the need for restorative or cosmetic dentistry in the future.
Good oral hygiene starts at home, though it needs to be supplemented by regular visits to our cosmetic and general dentistry practice. Steps you can take to prevent tooth decay and gum disease include:
Brush at least twice daily using a soft-bristle toothbrush and an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and the need for costly cosmetic or restorative dentistry in the future. Replace your brush every two to three months.
Flossing is crucial to the health of your teeth and gums and the prevention of gum disease. When flossing, use an 18-inch strand of floss. Ease the floss between each tooth; then, sweep it up and down several times while curving around the tooth at the gum line. Don’t forget to floss behind your last tooth and to floss bridges and artificial teeth with the aid of a floss threader.
At every regularly-scheduled dental appointment, one of our dentists will carefully check your teeth, gums, mouth, and throat. A routine checkup at our office includes:
Regular dental visits, along with a thorough home care regimen, are key to a lifetime of good oral health. General dentistry of this type can prevent the need for cosmetic or restorative dentistry later in life.
When it comes to your smile and the smiles of your family members in the Glendale area, we take our job very seriously. We do our part in making the smiles of Glendale as bright and beautiful as possible using the latest techniques in family dentistry. Our treatments include extractions, fillings, cleaning, root canals, bridges, sealants, cosmetic dentistry and more. Your comfort and satisfaction mean everything to us, and we’ll always go the extra mile for Glendale as well as the entirety of the 80246 area. Forging long-lasting relationships with our patients and doing everything we can to keep you coming back to our Glendale location is our goal, and we accomplish this by delivering the best care possible to those who choose our dental office for their family dentistry needs. We’ll help educate you and your family on the best practices for their dental health in a friendly and informed fashion, so your teeth will be strong and beautiful for the years to come. Schedule your appointment with David P. Micklin today!