Early detection and prevention refer to the practice of proactively caring for the health of your or your child’s teeth. Catching a cavity before it has gotten out of control, combating gum disease early, and preventing enamel wear constitute just some of the methods used to keep your teeth healthy and happy.
If you are looking for the highest standard of dental care in the Stamford area in Connecticut, Stamford Dental Group is committed to providing state-of-the-art, well researched techniques to our clients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
How Can You Keep Your Teeth Healthy?
You don’t always need a dentist or an orthodontist to maintain your teeth; most of the time prevention and care is up to you. Here are some simple ways you can make sure your teeth stay in good shape:
- Don’t go to bed before you brush your teeth.
- Don’t neglect your tongue.
- Remember that flossing is as important as brushing.
- Drink more water.
- Ask your dentist which mouthwash is right for you.
In addition to these steps, make sure you visit your dentist at least twice a year. Even the best brushers need to visit their dentist often enough to catch potential issues that could lead to painful problems. Consulting your dentist on which mouthwash you should be using is helpful for finding which mouthwash is right for children, which is right for adults, and which (if necessary) should be prescribed.
Brushing your teeth before bed gets rid of the germs and plaque that have accumulated since the last time you brushed your teeth, and keeps them from growing in your mouth while you sleep. Brushing your tongue at the same time as you brush your teeth is important for combating bad breath, but it also helps keep other oral health problems in check. Flossing once a day can help stimulate the gums, reduce plaque, and lower inflammation which promotes overall better mouth health. Drinking water helps wash out sticky and acidic foods as well as rinsing off sugar. So water acts as an in-between-brushes way of fighting negative effects of food and beverages on your teeth.
Early Prevention for Children
It is advisable that children no older than seven make their first visit to an orthodontist in order to catch any preventable orthodontic issues. This kind of early prevention allows our team enough time to treat teeth problems that could cause a lot more pain and money if allowed to manifest. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our team, and let us do the rest!