We’re heading into a busy fall season with the kids’ sport schedules kicking into high gear and the holiday shopping season fast approaching. Before things really get crazy, our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry wants to make sure your family’s smiles are still on the priority list!
We know how busy you are, especially this time of year. That’s why Dr. Slootsky, Dr. Baez, and all of us here in Pompano Beach, FL do all we can to make your family’s optimum oral health as easy to achieve as possible with our general dentistry services.
Part of how we do that is with our frequent blogs. Today’s topic highlights the number of ways you can keep your smile looking its best when you trust us with your routine dental cleanings and exams.
A Clean, Healthy Mouth Starts With You
You’re not alone in the effort of getting and keeping a clean, healthy mouth. It’s something you achieve with a good oral hygiene routine at home and with help from professionals like the ones you’ll find right here in our Pompano Beach dental office.
It all starts when you wake up each morning. Brushing your teeth first thing in the morning clears away all the toxins that build up in your mouth while you’re sleeping so your teeth are protected against the elements of the day!
Make sure you’re using a soft bristle toothbrush, a fluoridated toothpaste, and that you’re brushing for at least two minutes. This will ensure you’ve cleared away harmful bacteria from your teeth, gums, and tongue and are starting your day ahead of the curve.
By the time you’re ready to call it a night, you’ll brush your teeth again and add about a minute or two of thorough flossing to dislodge any remaining food particles left behind after the day’s meals.
With consistent, best oral hygiene practices like these, you’re doing your smile a favor!
A Clean, Healthy Mouth Needs Routine Dental Cleanings & Exams
Some people make the mistake of assuming that if they brush and floss everyday, that’s all they need for a clean, healthy mouth. If nothing is hurting or bleeding and if you don’t see any problems with your gums or on the surfaces of your teeth, all is well, right?
Wrong. The fact is, there are all kinds of dental problems that can threaten your oral and overall health that are virtually undetectable to the untrained eye. Not just that, but your toothbrush and dental floss aren’t enough on their own to properly care for your teeth.
You need a professional who has the training and the equipment to give your mouth an adequate, deep cleaning and thorough exam. Depending on the state of your oral health, you’ll need to see us regularly for these checkups, usually about every six months.
Our skilled hygienists know how to spot signs of the insidious dental issues that threaten your teeth and gums that you might not be able to see just by looking in the mirror. No matter how clean you keep your mouth, you could still be in the early stages of gum disease without knowing it, for example.
Or you could have tiny chips or cracks on your teeth, enamel erosion, tooth decay, or cavities. Not all of these issues come with noticeable symptoms, or by the time you do notice them, they’ve already done quite a number on your teeth and gums.
You can also take advantage of our other general dentistry services to keep your smile looking and feeling great, such as:
-Oral cancer screenings
-Gum disease treatment
-Treatment for chronic dry mouth
With the right tools and the right people like we have here at Restorative & Implant Dentistry, you’re in good shape for lasting healthy smiles in your family!
Make An Appointment
Is it about time for your next dental cleaning and exam? Make sure to schedule your appointment for your family’s checkups before the fall sports season turns quickly into the hectic holiday season!