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The Importance of Proper Oral Care

One of the things we all have to do in life is take care of our health, which includes our oral health. As time goes on, there are circumstances that may cause our oral health to become impacted. This could happen due to age, lifestyle habits, or illness. Due to these circumstances, our oral health may have complications which result in the need for further dental intervention. By visiting our dental practice on a regular basis, this allows us to better track any oral health issues that may be forming and plan a course for treatment.

Prevent and Detect Oral Disease – As your local dental practice, our duty is to keep your mouth clean from plaque, and to check for any signs of oral distress, including cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. These sorts of oral health issues can affect everyone, no matter their age. This is why we recommend coming in for a dental check-up (also called a recall) every 4-6-months. Semi-annual check-ups allow us to keep your mouth clear from debris and to keep an eye on any oral health issues that may be forming.

Prevent Bad Breath – Medical studies indicate that 85% of patients with ongoing bad breath (halitosis) are caused by oral health issues that can be prevented. Having an oral hygiene regimen is essential in preventing bad breath which includes routine dental care.

Brighten and Whiten Your Smile – During your dental cleaning with our team, we perform a dental exam to have a better understanding of the current state of your mouth. This exam allows our team to provide you with a thorough cleaning and polish of your teeth and gums. Having your teeth cleaned every 4-6-months helps remove plaque and helps remove most coffee, tobacco, and tea stains from your teeth, which gives you a fresh and bright looking smile.