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At-Home Prevention Means a Healthy Smile in Your Future

June 28, 2022
Posted By: Causeway Dentistry
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So many parts go into achieving excellent oral health, but in the end, it is a collaboration between you and your Clearwater, FL dentist.

At-Home Prevention Between Dental Checkups

Of course, we recommend brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal. But if that is difficult, shoot for twice daily and always before bed—never fall asleep with debris on your teeth.

We also recommend quitting tobacco in all forms. Smoking can cause dry mouth, which promotes tooth decay. Smoking is also strongly linked to gum disease.

Gum disease can cost you your teeth, but studies also link it to wellness issues like heart problems, lung complications, and specific types of dementia.

We also recommend avoiding sugary and acid-heavy foods and beverages like fruit juice, soda, candy, and specific types of vitamin water. If you do indulge and are not in a place where you can clean your teeth, try rinsing to clear the acids and sugars.

Consistently report oral changes to your dentist as soon as possible, including mouth sores that don’t improve, lingering tooth sensitivity, and gums that bleed when you brush or floss.

Our Role in Your Healthy Smile

We follow the American Dental Association’s recommendations of having routinely-scheduled checkups and teeth cleanings. Every patient is different, and the frequency of dental checkups vary per person

Most adult patients have twice-yearly exams and cleanings. This timeframe is vital to the future of your oral health and is recommended for patients with healthy teeth and gums. However, the schedule is far more customized for those with gum disease.

If you do present with a cavity or other dental problem, we provide prompt and comfortable care in our dental office. Our main goal is to keep your smile healthy today and in the future.

Is It Time for Your Dental Checkup and Teeth Cleaning in Clearwater, FL?

We are always happy to welcome new patients into our dental family, and we look forward to meeting you.

If you’re already a patient of record and it’s time for your preventive checkup, give us a call today.

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