Cleaning and
Prevention

 
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Good dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. Therefore, regular dental exams and cleanings are highly recommended.  A 6 monthly check up will help to detect dental problems earlier and a professional cleaning removes hard plaque/tartars that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. Your teeth will also be cleaner and whiter once all tartars and stains are removed.  The dentist often applies a fluoride treatment to your teeth after the cleaning to strengthen tooth enamel.  If you haven’t visited a dentist in over a few years, a dental cleaning is always a good start.


What are some preventative measures I can take?

  • Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush

  • Floss daily before bedtime

  • Use a mouth rinse after flossing if necessary

  • Avoid sugary foods, coffee, and smoking