When you keep your smile healthy, you can maintain an appearance that makes you confident. You can also protect yourself against problems that can form and worsen in time, leading to unwelcome complications! So what should you be doing to protect yourself against dental problems like decay and gingivitis? Good daily behaviors and regular trips to see your dentist for preventive care are beneficial. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, we can provide important preventive services at each checkup, and we can offer guidance to help you stick to an effective routine at home!
With the right brushing and flossing habits, you can fight the accumulation of oral bacteria and food debris that occurs throughout the day. Without an effective routine in place, you are more likely to experience difficulties with tooth decay that call for restorative dental work. You should brush at least twice in the course of a day, and you should floss at least once to protect those spaces where your teeth meet. Remember that your oral hygiene efforts become less effective when your eating habits expose your tooth enamel to harmful sugars and acids!
When you clean your smile, you protect more than just your teeth. A good routine will remove bacteria before it can gather on your gum line and make trouble for your periodontal health. In addition to checking your gums at home for signs of poor health, you receive important feedback from your dentist at regular checkups. While gingivitis is reversible, problems with your health can become more difficult to keep under control if an infection worsens.
During your routine dental exams, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell will help you stay safe against the different threats to your smile. As part of every visit, your hygienist will clean your teeth. This session removes calculus buildup and plaque deposits that could otherwise harm your oral health. In the course of your evaluation, you can learn if you have any issues that might raise concerns and call for restorative care. The sooner your dental problems are identified, the sooner we can make sure your smile is returned to good condition!
Every routine visit to Magnolia Family Dental provides you with important smile protection. Dr. Johnson-G’Sell helps patients of all ages stay protected against threats like tooth decay and gum disease, and can provide treatments for these issues when appropriate. Your appointments also give you the opportunity to learn more about how you can protect yourself between checkups! To find out more, or to book an appointment for yourself or a family member, please call our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office at 314-822-4521.