How can I avoid dental emergencies?
The best dentistry starts with prevention! If you want to avoid dental emergencies, there are a few main areas of focus that are great insurance for a beautiful smile.
Using proper brushing and flossing techniques maximizes the benefit from the time you spend on your home care. Brushing twice a day thoroughly (this take a full two minutes), including angling the bristles toward your gumline to remove plaque that often collects there, can help prevent gum disease and cavities.
Floss once daily and make sure to floss both sides of your teeth on either side of your papilla (the triangle-shaped gums between your teeth). Don’t forget the backs of your teeth!
Professional Dental Cleanings
Even if you brush and floss regularly, dental cleanings will remove the bacteria and tartar that your toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Our hygienists are gentle, thorough, and leave your mouth with that smooth, fresh feeling that only a professional dental cleaning can provide.
Scheduling regular dental exams with Dr. Hans Smith will help. Dr. Smith strives to diagnose dental conditions in their earliest stages when they are easiest to treat. Your dental exams also provide an opportunity to ask Dr. Smith any questions you may have and discuss your goals for your smile.
Having regular dental x-rays is crucial to diagnosing certain dental conditions such as decay and infection. By having these diagnostic images regularly (usually once per year), you are taking the necessary steps to protect your oral health.