Practicing Better Oral Hygiene Habits

Is your current approach to oral hygiene going to keep you safe from problems like dental decay and gum disease? While it may have been effective in the past, your ability to resist problems with decay and gingivitis can change over time. This can happen because your diet changes, because of gradual enamel erosion, or due to other factors. At our Seattle, WA dentist's office, we provide important preventive services during your routine appointments. Because of this, we can make sure that you have reliable support, as well as helpful warnings when there are problems that require our attention.

Are You Really Doing Enough To Protect Your Smile?

It is important that you continue to take smile care seriously, even if you have full confidence in your ability to avoid problems that might require restorative dental work. Your relative risk for problems can change as you age. You can also be caught off guard by a problem that forms, and worsens, which can lead to complications. The good news is that when you have routine dental checkups scheduled on a regular basis, you can avoid unwanted surprises and you can receive teeth cleanings that help you control your risks for problems.

Improving Your Daily Oral Care Routine

Your daily oral hygiene routine should include both regular brushing and regular flossing. When it comes to your brushing routine, take at least two minutes to fully clean your smile. Doing this at least two times a day will help, but you should also make sure that you regularly replace your toothbrushes when the bristles wear down, and that you are always using ADA-accepted products. Flossing every day will also be important. Every time your perform this task, you fight the accumulation of plaque and tartar that can cause problems with your dental health, including problems with gingivitis.

Make Sure You Take Advantage Of Our Regular Preventive Services

Proud of your current oral hygiene routine? This is great news, but it does not mean you are exempt from scheduling regular dental exams! Our preventive services help patients because they include teeth cleanings that can fight tartar buildup. Although you are able to prevent the formation of tartar, you will not be able to remove deposits that are already present. During an evaluation, your dentist can identify signs of decay or poor gum health that call for further support.

Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About How You Can Practice Better Oral Hygiene Habits

Better oral hygiene habits can help you stay safe against the onset of gum disease and dental decay, and they can help you preserve a smile you are proud to show off. If you have questions about how we can help you take care of your smile, call our Seattle, WA dentist's office at 206-789-2555.

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