Your oral health and overall health are closely connected. Caring for your teeth and gums can help prevent serious conditions. Your dentist will use your bi-annual exam to look for signs of oral cancer, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and even the risk of delivering prematurely if you are pregnant.
Bi-annual cleanings and check-ups help us diagnose problems before they start. With early detection, symptoms may be able to be reversed and future health problems can be prevented.
The best way to avoid additional dental work is to practice excellent oral hygiene. Brush after meals and floss daily to remove plaque and food particles. Brushing and flossing consistently protects your teeth from issues caused by plaque build-up such as cavities, tooth loss, receding gums, bad breath, and more.
We recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three months. After several months of regular use, your toothbrush loses resilience and becomes less effective. Bacteria start to inhabit the bristles of your brush and can contribute to problems in your mouth.
We care about your total body health. Be honest about any problems you are experiencing, from tooth pain to bad breath. We’ll offer tips to help you address the issue on your own or help you come up with a treatment plan if needed.
Visit us twice per year so we can check for cavities and perform preventive care that will keep your teeth healthy for years to come.