Prevention is the key to keeping your teeth happy and healthy, and strong dental health is the best way to prevent dental-related systemic problems, such heart disease, strokes, and respiratory problems. Our hygienists, Kathy and Mary, will analyze your gums and teeth, and suggest treatment and a hygiene routine. They are trained to use of Arestin, an antibiotic placed in specific areas around a tooth to target problem spots that accumulate bacteria. They’re also certified to use nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) on patients who need help relaxing. We’re here for you and we want you to be as comfortable as you possibly can.
Here are a few tips for keeping gums and teeth healthy while you’re at home:
- Correct brushing: Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle near your gum line and gently brush both your teeth and gums with an up-and-down motion.
- Regular flossing: While not always convenient, flossing is a very effective way to remove food particles and other substances that brushing fails to remove.
- Tongue care: By brushing your tongue, you can reduce bad breath and get rid of bacteria. A toothbrush is sufficient!
If you’re interested in more dental tips, or you’re ready to book an appointment at our local dentist office, contact us today!