Cleaning and Prevention
Dentistry is founded on the principle of prevention. All patients are recommended to have regular cleanings and examinations. A professional cleaning removes hard tartar deposits and plaque that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone. It also may involve a fluoride treatment and polish to help protect and soothe your teeth and gums. Even if you haven’t had a cleaning in over two years, it’s never too late to treat your teeth.
What are some preventative measures I can take?
Brush with a fluoride toothpaste
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush after each meal
Floss daily before bedtime
Use an oral rinse after flossing
Avoid sugary foods, coffee, and tobacco