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The Why And How Of Preventive Dental Care [BLOG]

Dr. Reese and our team at Mountain View Dental want you to have a healthy smile, and that means helping you prevent dental problems before they start.

This is definitely a team effort. It starts with a good home oral hygiene routine. A clean mouth requires diligence so you can avoid potentially serious oral and overall health issues.

But we do our part, too! We do that by offering preventive services to help you achieve your best oral health and your prettiest smile. To learn more about dental services here in our Acworth office, give us a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reese or Dr. Smith.

Now we’ll take a look at some of the ways we can work together to prevent dental problems before they start!

Brushing Twice A Day

You already know how important it is to brush your teeth everyday. But the difference between a healthy mouth and an unhealthy mouth has a lot to do with your habits and technique.

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests that you brush your teeth twice each day using a soft bristle toothbrush. Make sure your brush comes with the ADA seal of approval!

You’ll also want to make sure you brush for about two minutes each time. This will help ensure that you clean your teeth and gums free of those food particles and debris left behind after meals.

For more about best techniques for brushing your teeth, talk to Dr. Reese or Dr. Smith when you come in for your next dental checkup!

Flossing Once A Day

The next part of your home oral hygiene regimen is flossing. The ADA recommends doing this once a day. Brushing is essential, but it doesn’t catch everything.

Dental floss is able to get in between your teeth to dislodge debris that gets stuck after you eat. It helps prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria and lower your risk for oral infections.

It’s also helpful to carry around dental flossers so you can keep your teeth clean of food particles while at work or on the go.

Daily brushing and flossing takes up only about five minutes of your day. These few minutes are an essential part in helping you prevent dental problems.

Routine Dental Cleanings And Exams

At least twice a year, you should come in for a routine dental cleaning and exam with Dr. Reese or Dr. Smith and one of our skilled hygienists.

Your home oral health routine is very important, but it’s not enough on its own to remove harmful plaque in your mouth. Our tools and skilled professionals have what it takes to give you the deep cleaning and thorough exam necessary to keep dental problems at bay.

We can catch any oral health issues early and treat them effectively to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.

Other Ways To Prevent Dental Problems

Along with routine checkups, there are other ways you can prevent oral health problems here at Mountain View Dental.

If you’re an athlete or have one in your family, you can get a custom athletic mouthguard to help protect your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth from injuries. With a well made, comfortable fit, mouthguards go a long way in preventing damage to your smile.

We also provide nutritional counseling in our Acworth dental office to help you make the best dietary choices for you and your family. A healthy mouth isn’t just about keeping it clean. It’s about eating foods that are packed with the kind of vitamins and nutrients to strengthen your teeth and gums.

If you’re prone to cavities, we can provide dental sealants to keep your teeth protected, as well!

It also helps that we house the latest in advanced dental technology so that we can better treat your dental problems as effectively and comfortably as possible!

Count On A Comfortable Experience

No matter what you’re in for, whether it’s a dental cleaning or a longer, more complicated restorative procedure, you can rely on our warm, caring team, our comfort amenities, and our sedation options to give you a relaxing, stress-free dental experience!  Give our Acworth, GA dental office a call today at 770-615-7326 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment!