Your smile is important, and we want to make sure you're smiling with your brightest and healthiest smile! 

Preventive Care

Preventive dental care is important throughout your life, no matter your age. By practicing good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist, you can help keep your smile bright and healthy for many years to come. Here are a few simple ways that you can prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:


  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.  Also be sure to brush the top surface of your tongue; this will remove any extra plaque-causing food particles, and help keep your breath fresh!


  • Clean between your teeth by flossing at least once a day. Decay-causing bacteria can linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Floss and mouthwash will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.


Regular exams are also an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your exam, we will:


  • Take necessary digital x-rays and examine them

  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay

  • Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease

  • Routine oral cancer screening and examine surrounding soft tissues

  • Recommend necessary treatment and options

  • Answer any questions you may have


Typically after your exam we will do a detailed teeth cleaning, in which we will clean, polish, and floss your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on the tooth's surface.  We also recommend fluoride at the end of your cleaning, and ask that you refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes after.


Visiting our office every six months gives you the chance to talk to the doctor about any questions you may have about your oral health. So please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning!



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