Here at Prevention Dental, we care tremendously about your smile and your oral health. As your general dentist is the Boise area, we have the skills and resources necessary to care for your teeth and prevent and significant problems. While we can take care of your teeth while you are in the office, it is our duty as your general dentist to teach you how to take care of your teeth at home, between visits. This is where preventive dentistry comes in. Below you will find out what preventive dentistry is and why it is important:
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is where you are taking care of your teeth in order to keep them healthy. Its purpose is to help avoid cavities, enamel wear, gum disease, and more.
There are several forms of preventive dentistry; the cleanings you receive here at Prevention Dental and the daily brushing and flossing you do at home. If you want to maintain the best oral health, Prevention Dental recommends that you pay regular trips to the dentist at regular intervals. Practicing this will help to ensure your teeth are kept strong, white and clean. Children should also be taught proper oral hygiene at a young age.
Please find below ten of the best ways Prevention Dental Boise, Idaho recommend for looking after your teeth:
Brush Your Teeth Every Day
This one of the easiest and most important things that you can do to help the condition of your teeth. You should brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you replace your toothbrush around three or four times a year, or when you notice the bristles fraying.
Floss Each Day
It’s advised that you floss each day too. It helps to clear out the tight spaces between your teeth. If you want to get the most benefit from flossing, you need to ensure you are doing it in the right way. At your next Preventive Dental Boise, Idaho appointment, ask them for a quick demonstration to make sure you are getting the maximum benefit from this method.
Visit Your Dentist
You should make sure you are paying a visit to your dentist every 6 months. At Prevention Dental, we will check for any problems in the gums and teeth. If you are at high risk for dental problems, we will let you know right away. Having a regular exam and cleaning allows your dentist to identify any problems and treat them if needed.
Eat A Good Balanced Diet
Not many people realize that part of keeping your teeth healthy is to make sure you are keeping a well-balanced diet. It provides them with the key nutrients that they need. You should ideally limit you sugar intake, which includes simple things like white bread, and try to make sure you are also drinking the right amount of water each day.
What Can Dr. Stephenson at Prevention Dental Do For You?
Here at Prevention Dental, we can help you to dental problems from developing later on. If you use proper dental care, you can help to minimize the following:
- Enamel Loss
- The Need For Further Dental Treatments
What Are the Benefits?
When you look after your dental hygiene, you are also helping to reduce the risk of other secondary problems that can be linked to poor oral health. Some of these include:
- Heart Disease
- Respiratory Disease
As well as helping to reduce your risk of dental problems, and other health concerns, practicing good preventive measures can go a long way to saving you money. While it may not completely eliminate your need for some treatments over time, we at Prevention Dental Boise, Idaho are on hand to help with any of your dental needs.
If you have any other questions, or would like to speak to someone here at the practice, please give us a call at (208) 375-4041