Avoiding Problems That Call For Restorative Dental Work

What kind of effort are you putting into your preventive dental care routine? Are you taking the time to thoroughly brush and floss each day? Do you have your next routine dental exam scheduled? Consistency and thoroughness are both important when you want to avoid problems with tooth decay and gum disease. At home, you should take the time to brush at least twice a day, and you should floss at least once to ensure that you are protected against tooth decay and gum disease. At regular dental checkups, your Virginia Beach, VA dentist can evaluate your dental and periodontal health, and your hygienist can provide a teeth cleaning that keeps you safe against harm caused by plaque and tartar buildup.

Your Daily Habits Play An Important Role In Preventing Cavities

If you are consistent about scheduling and attending regular dental exams every six months, you can depend on beneficial preventive services on a regular basis. With that said, there are still six months between these visits where you are responsible for fighting plaque and tartar buildup, and for preventing trouble with issues like tooth decay and gum disease. By flossing at least once a day and brushing at least twice, you consistently fight the buildup of harmful plaque and food debris that can lead to problems over time. A good routine is a consistent one – plaque buildup can form and harden to tartar in less time than you might anticipate! Be sure that you also maintain your oral health by limiting your exposure to foods and drinks that are high in sugar, as sugary products provide more food for harmful bacteria.

How Your Dental Exams Help You Avoid Oral Health Problems

At every regular dental exam, you will receive helpful feedback about the state of your smile. These reviews lead to the early detection and treatment of cavities with dental fillings. If a cavity forms and is not caught at a regular exam, the decay can worsen until you experience problems that call for root canal therapy and a dental crown! Regular exams also help because your teeth are thoroughly cleaned. While your daily efforts keep plaque and bacteria off your smile, daily care is not effective against tartar formations that are already present. Any tartar buildup you fail to prevent can be addressed by your hygienist.

Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist Can Help You Avoid Restorative Dental Work

At our dental office in Virginia Beach, VA, patients can count on us to help them prevent problems with their dental health! Between your access to dependable dental care and the care you put into your oral health at home, you can avoid problems that make restorative dental services necessary. If you would like to find out more, contact Absolute Dental Care at (757) 428-7440.