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Preventative Dental Care is the Key to a Life Long Healthy Mouth

Preventative Dental Care in Brentwood

Preventative dental care is essential for a healthy mouth and less dental treatment which ultimately helps  you keep your teeth. Preventative care also entails care from your dentist so that issues can be detected sooner and treated in a less invasive manner. There are two primary causes of tooth loss-decay and gum disease, so the more active you are in taking the appropriate steps, the better your risk is of preventing oral health problems. Visit your Brentwood dentist today to get started on taking care of your teeth.

Importance of Basic Tooth and Gum Care

Basic tooth and gum care is an essential part of good oral health, which helps you maintain good overall health. To maintain a healthy, attractive smile, it is important to practice preventative dental care at home. Practicing good oral health care at home should include:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice each day; the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do before bedtime. Brush teeth in small circular motions, making sure you touch on the gums.
  • Use floss at least once each day to clean in between teeth
  • Use a mouthwash, which contains antibacterial ingredients to help prevent gum disease

Importance of Regular Dental Exams

Scheduling routine dental exams and cleanings are essential for healthy oral care. Plaque and tarter can build up rather quickly, which may develop into gum disease, cavities, and other oral health problems. Having regular dental exams allows your dentist to monitor the condition of your mouth, teeth, and gums. During your exam, our dentist will look for warning signs that you may not be aware of including changes in your gums, tooth decay, damage to previous dental work and other underlying problems. A professional cleaning will also remove plaque and tarter buildup.

Visit Your Dentist in Brentwood Today

With regular preventative care, both at home and from your dentist, potential problems can be minimized. Neglecting your oral health can lead to a host of dental problems, including cavities, gum disease and/or tooth loss as well as physical health problems, including cardiovascular disease.

Contact Cool Springs Laser Dentistry today to schedule a dental exam and cleaning.



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