Preventive Dental Care in Mukilteo
Your family dentist can provide cosmetic dental work and restorative dental services, such as fillings, root canals, crowns, tooth extractions, and dental implants. Of course, you want to avoid requiring these procedures in the first place. Preventive dental care is your best defense against oral maladies. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and getting regular dental exams at your dentist’s office, you can enjoy years of great dental health and avoid expensive and often painful oral surgery.
Brushing your teeth twice a day is the most direct way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to gently clean the front and back of your teeth with gentle, circular strokes. We also suggest brushing your tongue for a fresher breath.
Flossing daily between the teeth is necessary to remove hard-to-reach plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria. Not only is regular flossing vital for tooth and gum health, but research shows it can lead to an overall healthier life by preventing more serious ailments like diabetes, respiratory illness, and heart disease.
Routine Dental Exams
An annual or bi-annual oral exam is an important part of preventive dental care. Annual dental exams ensure you’re keeping your teeth clean and healthy at home and reveals any problems that may warrant in-clinic treatment.
Professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and bacteria that you can’t get from brushing and flossing alone. Just as your home needs a regular ‘spring cleaning’ in addition to regular housekeeping, your teeth should have a professional cleaning once to twice a year. A dentist can clean those hard-to-reach places, ensuring your teeth and gums are at their healthiest year-round.
Mukilteo Dental Arts can be reached at 425-276-7465. Give us a call today to arrange an exam for the whole family.
Preventive Dental Care in Mukilteo & South Everett
General family dentistry for Mukilteo, Everett, Lynnwood, Edmonds & Mill Creek
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