This School Year, Smile Big!
Hello and welcome to another edition of the All Smiles dental blog!
Now that Labor Day is behind us and the school year is in full swing, we want to help you and your family stay on the good road in terms of oral health, even as your schedule gets increasingly busy.
That’s why today we want to focus on some tips for prevention. Read on and then be sure to follow up with our Jacksonville, Texas team to schedule your next appointment in our cozy office.
Preventive Dentistry Starts With You
You see us twice a year on average, which means that the majority of the work has to happen at home and be modeled by you. It is crucial to instill in your children good daily hygiene habits so that they can enjoy the benefits of good health all through life.
Brush Like You Mean It
Our friends at the American Dental Association suggest brushing for a minimum of two minutes, twice a day, to maximize the results. Who are we to argue with that. If you have young children it is important to establish a consistent routine for this.
Floss Is Your Friend
This one makes folks grumble. But here’s the thing: flossing is the only way to effectively eradicate food, tartar, plaque, etc. that hides in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t go.
Rinse With Mouthwash
A good mouthwash can add some protection,especially if it contains fluoride. Regardless, it will leave your breath feeling fresh.
The thing to remember is that no matter what you are doing at home, it will never be enough. So, please keep us in the loop!
The Dentist Is A Major Player In All This
If you expect to stay healthy, you will need to find a dentist you can trust to keep up with your ever-evolving needs. There is so much that a professional can add to your program of prevention.
Teeth Cleanings & Oral Exams
By visiting us every 3-6 months, you greatly decrease your odds of having to deal with periodontal disease, cavities, and other dental problems later on.
While you are with us, we will look at your mouth for any signs of problems.
Remember, we have the kind of tools and technology that you won’t find in your bathroom closet!
Our office features digital X-ray machines and advanced cavity detection systems. If we find any signs of trouble, we can come up with an action plan while your problems are still easy and inexpensive to treat. Doesn’t that sound like a better way to go?
Plus, our professional teeth cleanings are engineered to eliminate any bothersome tartar, plaque, bacteria, etc. that has built up over the months since your last appointment.
Also, if need be, we can take your prevention program deeper.
There are other things we can do to keep you on-track, including…
This is an easy way for you to help strengthen enamel and prevent decay.
This builds a wall of sorts between your teeth and potential dangers. This is great for kids, but also useful for many adults who are more prone to develop cavities.
Why Not Start Today?
We hope you have been inspired by this post! To take the next step towards a healthier smile, contact us today. Our Jacksonville, TX dentist’s office is ready to get you smiling big for the school year!