There are important ways in which preventive dental appointments keep teeth safe. Without these visits, you lose out on a defense against tartar buildup, and you miss out on key early warnings for problems that can be treated before there are complications. Of course, what you should not do is see these visits as a substitute for good oral hygiene at home! As part of our commitment to protecting you, our Temecula, CA dentist’s office can provide regular support in the office as well as guidance and information on at-home care. For people of all ages, helpful tips can go a long way toward better overall dental health.
How Safe Are You From Cavities And Gum Disease?
It may feel as though you have no reasons to worry about cavities or gum disease. If you have not had to undergo treatment in the recent past, and if your smile feels fine, do you need to look at changing your routine? What you can find is that over the years, your natural defense against these issues can change. Enamel erosion, diet changes, and other natural causes can make you more likely to experience problems. Taking a good look at your current hygiene routine and making changes as needed can have real value for you!
The Roles That Brushing And Flossing Play In Oral Health Care
Through consistent brushing and flossing, you can lower your risk for issues that require restorative dental work. The trouble is that people are sometimes too generous with what counts as a “good” effort at these practices. Remember that you should floss every evening, and that you should do so while taking care to protect your gums by bringing the string all the way down to them. When you brush, remember to reach every part of your smile, and be sure to reach even the harder to reach areas at the back of your mouth. It is also important that you regularly replace your brush every three months, or sooner if the bristles start to look worn down.
Talk To Your Temecula, CA Dentist About A Better Approach To Smile Care
Have you grown frustrated with your issues with cavities and gum disease? Regular checkups help, but you should also put in time and effort to keep your smile in good condition every day. Our practice is happy to offer guidance on these matters as part of our commitment to your preventive care. If you would like to find out more about how we can take care of you, reach out to any of our practices at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.