Two Ways to Love Your Teeth
While you’re waiting in line at your West Miami dentist clinic try to ask the other patients why they are there. You’ll be surprised that most of them are paying their dentist a visit because they either suffer from tooth decay, gum disease or tooth loss. Why do you think these things happen and can they be prevented? Oral diseases can happen to anyone who doesn’t know how to care for their teeth and gums and if you’re wondering if they preventable, well, the answer is yes. You can protect your teeth and gums and preserve their integrity by learning to love them. How do you do that? It’s called preventive dentistry and here’s how to do it.
How Can You Care For Your Teeth?
Brush, Floss, Repeat
As simple as brushing and flossing your teeth every day is enough to protect them from plaque and tartar buildup. However, you have to make sure that the techniques, the toothbrush and the duration of brushing as well as the timing are correct otherwise you won’t be able to completely rid your teeth of food particles and bacteria. Ask your dentist to show you the proper brushing and flossing techniques. It’s also important that you select a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brushing should be done twice a day for two minutes.
See Your Dentist
It’s wrong to think that the only time you need to book an appointment with your dentist is when something is wrong. Part of preventive dentistry is to regularly see your dentist at least twice a year to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums and to have your teeth professionally cleaned. This is necessary to remove plaque buildup in areas where your toothbrush and floss can’t reach.
Should You Call Your West Miami Dentist Today?
If you haven’t seen your dentist in a while there is no better day than today to book an appointment. At LP Dental and Cosmetic we want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible through the entire process. That’s why we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and stress-free environment from the second you walk in the front door until the time you leave. Call us today for an appointment or visit our website to learn more about our dental services.