Preventative Dentistry to Protect Your Smile
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Even with today’s excellent products available for home oral health care, a number of patients still suffer from any number of dental issues.
While there are some people who genetically aren’t born with strong teeth and are more susceptible to oral health issues, for a good percentage of oral health problems, the problem is simply a poor oral health care routine.
A regular at-home routine should include the following:
- Brushing Teeth 2 Times a Day – typically in the morning and right before bed
- Flossing at Least Once a Day – typically in the evening after brushing to remove any leftover food consumed that day
- Rinsing with an Flouride Mouthwash – this kills additional germs and bacteria brushing may miss that can lead to decay and gum disease
How Your Dentist and Dental Hygienist Can Help in the Fight
Even the most diligent home routine is not enough to ensure your teeth remain free of decay and gum disease bacteria. Visiting your dentist annually for a thorough exam and having your teeth cleaned at least twice a year by a qualified hygienist will allow them to diagnose and treat more serious issues in the very early stages when treatment can be accomplished using less invasive techniques.
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Other Treatments and Measures to Help Maintain Good Oral Health
During your visits, your dentist may advise a dental sealant and/or fluoride supplements, especially for children whose teeth are naturally softer and more susceptible to decay.
Dental sealants are clear plastic coatings that are “painted” onto the back molars. They work as an extra shield against the sugars that cause decay. Both children and adults can benefit from having sealants applied to the harder to clean back teeth to reduce the possibility of cavities.
Although easy to apply, the sealants will wear off eventually, so they will need periodic re-application to continue the benefits.
If you play a sport, you know what protective equipment you may need to protect your body from injury. Pads, helmets, proper footwear, and even gloves, all designed to best ensure your safety. Just make sure, when you’re gearing up to protect yourself, you remember to protect your teeth as well by making a mouth guard part of your regular equipment list.
You should know what your options are for the best possible mouth protection you can get. The standard boil then bite guard available at sports supply stores can be very effective, especially if you are a recreational athlete versus an amateur or professional athlete.
If you are looking for a better fit and optimum protection, dental practices have the ability to fabricate a custom guard that is based on your personal dental impression. The result is a snug and comfortable fit.