At Healthy Smiles LLC, your comfort and confidence are just as important as your teeth. That’s why our Union dentist takes great care of both the smile and the person behind it. When we discuss preventive care, we’re talking specifically about avoiding the onset of gum disease, keeping cavities from forming, and the prompt treatment of both when they do occur. Here at Healthy Smiles, it is our goal to promote your optimal oral health, both now and in the future.
Our teeth cleaning is one of the cornerstones of great preventive care. It’s part of an overall strategy that includes good nutrition, brushing your teeth at least twice per day, and flossing every night before bed. Dental plaque is at the center of prevention. It’s like a film. It’s sticky and invisible. You can’t see it, but you may very well feel it when you awake each morning. It’s that coating that is also responsible for the dreaded morning breath. And it’s why brushing your teeth first thing is so vital. The less time plaque has to be on the surface of your teeth and at the gum line, the less damage it can do. Flossing before bed is also key. Food particles that remain lodged between your teeth lead to the growth of more plaque. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to remove all of the plaque that has developed in your mouth. It’s stubborn and can cling between teeth, as well as in gum pockets, and other areas out of the reach of your toothbrush and dental floss, eventually becoming hardened tartar. A big part of prevention is in six month visits to our Union dentist for a cleaning, which succeeds in both removing tartar to help prevent future cavities and gum disease, and in reversing the signs of early stage gum disease. In addition, a full examination and x-rays will lead to the early detection and filling of any cavities that you may have.
Schedule your next trip for a teeth cleaning with our Union dentist. Contact us today.