Preventative dental care includes your daily oral hygiene habits and regular professional cleanings and exams. Daily brushing and flossing will keep your plaque buildup to a minimum and prevent gum disease. Fluoride toothpastes are the most effective at preventing tooth decay. Flossing is also a crucial part of your routine because gum disease starts below the gum line.
Most patients visit the dentist twice a year, but your dentist will recommend the appropriate frequency of visits, based on your needs. Children may need to visit more frequently as they develop good oral hygiene habits. We want to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime!