Chances are you’ve heard that you should visit the dentist every six months. Maybe you even stick to that routine. But have you ever wondered why it’s important to be so proactive about your dental health? Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and taking good care of it with quality preventive care is essential.
What Does It Mean to Be Proactive?
There are many ways to be proactive about your oral health. The easiest way is to establish a good at-home dental hygiene routine. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride for an extra boost of protection. Don’t forget to floss regularly, too, to get rid of food particles and plaque that can cause decay.
What to Expect at a Preventive Appointment
The other great way to be proactive is through regular dental check-ups. Schedule your visits to Walden Square Dental every six months so we can examine your teeth, gums, and jaw for signs of decay or damage. We take any necessary X-rays to make sure there aren’t any issues going on that we can’t see with the naked eye. At that appointment, we’ll also perform a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. You’ll leave our office with a clean and healthy smile!
Benefits of Preventive Dental Care
- Thorough examination of teeth and gums for signs of problems
- Major issues are less likely to occur because we monitor oral health regularly
- Conservative treatment is possible if problems are detected
- Regular fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel
- Teeth cleanings leave smile looking healthy and beautiful
Your smile says a lot about you. Make sure yours says that you are a confident person who takes care of themselves. Schedule your next preventive dental appointment at Walden Square Dental today by calling our office or using our online contact form. We love caring for your smile!Make Appointment