Preventive Dentistry in Chandler and Gilbert

Our ultimate goal when treating patients is to give them a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Preventive dental hygiene at home can play an important role in helping us acheive that goal. The best thing you can do is to take care of your teeth every day using dental aids and products that help control the plaque and bacteria that form in your mouth. Simply put, preventive dentistry is the way to stop tooth decay from forming in your mouth.

How to Stop Tooth Decay

Twice Daily Brushing: Many people are aware that they need to brush their teeth at least twice daily, but fail to do so. Do you also know that it’s recommended to brush your teeth at a 45-degree angle in small circular motions? You probably did, but a small refresher can really drive in the importance of brushing daily. Many people neglect brushing their teeth and as a last ditch effort, they rush to clean their own teeth before a dental visit. Sadly, this does little good. Patients who have neglected proper brushing may need dentistry services such as fillings, crowns or even tooth replacement.

Daily Flossing: Flossing is easiy to forget. Many people rush around in the morning and neglect this simple preventive dentistry task. Flossing goes right to where bacteria like to hide out in your mouth, disrupting plaque colonies before they have a chance to build up. If you find yourself forgetting, try getting disposable flossers at your local grocery store and placing them by your work space or anywhere else you spend a lot of time.

Rinsing: Did you know that it is just as important to rinse as it is to floss and brush? It’s like when you get a car wash and the car gets covered in soap, but then rinsed with high-pressure sprayers before you hit the road. Mouthwash can make your breath stay fresh so you don’t have to feel awkward in social situations.

Beyond these standard techniques, using other dental aids such as rubber tip stimulators, tongue cleaners, irrigation devices, fluoride, and medicated rinses can help keep your teeth clean, white and healthy for life.

Preventive dentistry will keep you from a lot of pain and discomfort. Although Dr. Gombert is very good with cosmetic dentistry services and restoring smiles, he does want you to practice healthy habits by brushing, flossing and rinsing daily.