Preventive care starts at home, but you can't achieve the best results completely on your own. Here at Pediatric & Adult Dentistry of Palm Beaches, you'll be glad to hear just how rare cavities and gum disease can be if you take the right measures.
Dental plaque is what is at the center of preventive care. It's a filmy bacteria that causes tooth decay, and eventually cavities. It's also no friend to your gum tissue. Our Palm Beach Gardens dental office recommends that you pay close attention to limiting the amount of dental plaque that forms on your teeth to begin with. Sugar and starch in your diet fuel the growth of it. And since good nutrition in general is supported by reducing the amount of both, there is every reason to consider doing so. No matter what, though, you're going to have some dental plaque to remove. The less time it spends on the surface of your teeth and at the gum line, the less chance there is that it will lead to consequences that result in pain, infections, and treatments that you would rather avoid. Brushing should be done at least twice per day, in the morning and again at night before bed. Floss at bedtime, too. A complete examination every six months, including a teeth cleaning, is essential to remove any hardened tartar and to reverse the signs of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. And since kids benefit greatly from additional protection, our Palm Beach Gardens dental office provides dental sealants and fluoride treatments, both of which reduce the chances of cavities.
Why take unnecessary chances with your oral health or that of your child? All you have to do is reach out to our Palm Beach Gardens dental office to book an appointment for an examination and cleaning, along with the preventive qualities that make some so valuable.
By Draper Dental
March 11, 2019