Routine Cleaning, Exams and Checkups

Preventative dental care is an important factor in maintaining good oral hygiene. Preventative behaviors begin at home, with consistent and proper brushing and flossing. These behaviors can prevent tooth decay, as well as the onset of disease.

The practices of brushing the teeth and tongue at least twice per day, as well as flossing will assist in proper oral hygiene. While these behaviors are tantamount to good health, knowing how to perform these tasks properly is also important. Use of a soft, nylon toothbrush is imperative, and this toothbrush can either be manual or electric. Placing the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle along the gum line covers both the entire tooth and the gums. Gently move the toothbrush back and forth in a circular motion, which will remove any plaque or food residue that may be present. Also, brushing on top of the teeth, and also the insides of the teeth is important.

Flossing in between teeth can help prevent decay and infections. Floss should be at least 18 inches in length, which provides enough length to wrap around fingers for support. The remaining portion of floss is then inserted between the teeth and moved up and down. This motion will remove any plaque or food particles that may be present.

Routine visits to the dentist, preferably every six months, can help prevent serious dental problems. Routine visits allow for the dentist to see any issues missed during preventative cleaning at home. Children of six months and older should also begin routine visits to a dentist, to ensure proper and long lasting oral hygiene.

Please contact the team at Smile at Telfair for any questions regarding Preventive Dentistry. Rest assured, your concerns will be immediately addressed.

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