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Preventive Dental Care.

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
Preventive Dental Care.Top tips to keeping your teeth healthy and strong include choosing the right toothbrush, brushing twice daily, and flossing at least once per day isn't enough. But did you know that there are other steps you can take to prevent dental disease?


Good oral hygiene isn't just about brushing your teeth; it's also about knowing when to floss. Flossing is a key component of daily preventative dental care. The American Dental Association recommends flossing at least once a day in order to remove food debris, plaque and bacteria that can form along the gum line on our teeth.

See your dentist regularly.

Going to your dentist for routine cleanings and exams is key in preventing issues from arising. Dentists are trained professionals who can identify potential problems before they turn into serious ones. Make it a point to see your dentist once every six months and you'll be rewarded with a healthy, beautiful smile.

Brush twice a day.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for keeping cavities and gum disease at bay. It's best if you can brush before bed because you don't want sleeping bacteria attacking your pearly whites. Also, be sure to replace your toothbrush every three months or when you notice fraying on the bristles. You can keep your pearly whites healthy by visiting our dentist regularly, too.

Use special products for braces, gum disease or sensitive teeth.

Since they are still growing, children should see a dentist regularly. Special products, such as those for braces, gum disease or sensitive teeth are available. Adolescents' kids will need an oral exam every six months to monitor their growth and development. Adults who have never seen a dentist should schedule an appointment as soon as possible after moving into a new community.

Schedule regular cleaning sessions.

Most dentists recommend that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, at least once in the morning and once before bed. These habits are important for maintaining healthy teeth. However, for those who are prone to cavities or dental caries (tooth decay), regular cleanings with our dentist can be even more important.

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