Better Smile Care Now Can Have Lasting Value

How does your current smile care routine protect you? Are you really doing enough to stop issues like calculus buildup, gingivitis, or tooth decay from affecting you? Regular dental care should be a priority if you want to preserve your smile as well as your overall health. What you should know is that better habits earlier in life can protect you later. For example, by keeping up with good dental health behaviors at home and scheduling regular dental exams today, you are less likely to have problems with gum disease that will make you vulnerable to tooth loss when you are older! Your St. Louis, MO dentist, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell, can work with you to make sure you consistently protect your teeth and gums now and preserve your smile into the future.

What Can Happen If You Stop Scheduling Regular Dental Exams?

If you are not booking dental exams on a regular basis, you can have more vulnerability to oral health issues than you realize. Unfortunately, while many people regularly receive dental checkups as kids, they can become less consistent in adulthood. If you have fallen out of the habit of having your smile evaluated, this can make you more likely to experience the kind of severe cavity that requires root canal therapy, and it can make you vulnerable to the onset of gum disease.

What We Can Do To Help You Avoid Oral Health Complications

Regular checkups support you by cleaning your smile and closely studying it for potential issues. As Dr. Johnson-G’Sell provides her regular review, she looks out for common concerns like decay and gingivitis along with any other problems that can affect your smile and quality of life. You receive important additional support in the form of a dental cleaning that will remove bacteria contained in plaque and calculus deposits. When appropriate, you can receive a scaling and root planing, a more involved cleaning that will remove bacteria that are found on your teeth roots.

Remember That Daily Care Is Important, Too!

Dental checkups and daily routines work together to help people preserve healthy and confident smiles. Brush at least two times a day and remember to floss at least once to properly protect yourself. During these habits, it is important that you take time to be thorough and reach areas that could be easily overlooked. Be mindful of how your diet can affect you, too. Cutting back on sweet and sticky foods can deprive harmful bacteria of sugars they depend on as food sources.

Schedule Smile Care With Your St. Louis, MO Dentist!

By keeping up with smile care through professional and daily care, you can protect yourself against the different threats to your smile that you will face over time. Our St. Louis, MO practice is happy to help you stick with a good routine and good habits so that you are not vulnerable to problems that can seriously affect your well-being and appearance. If you would like to find out more, or if you need to book an appointment, call Magnolia Family Dental at 314-822-4521.