Cleanings and Exams Prevention
We want happy, healthy families and maintaining your oral hygiene plays an integral role in overall health. Making a commitment to regularly scheduled cleanings and exams will help you keep your beautiful smile. Regular cleanings and exams also contribute to your body’s internal health. Your oral health offers clues about your overall health. This is why working with your dentist to maintain a healthy mouth and to quickly spot and address areas of concern is so beneficial.
A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Scheduling routine dental screenings along with your cleanings is an investment in your overall oral health and your physical health.
Professional teeth cleaning from Primo Smiles will help you maintain your beautiful, healthy smile. Regular brushing and flossing at home coupled with professional cleaning by our well-educated dental hygienists is vital. Professional cleanings will remove harmful bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup in areas hard to reach in at-home cleaning.
Dental cleanings are one of the most common procedures a patient will receive during their life. Coming in every 6 or so months for your cleaning can begin to feel like part of a yearly routine, but there are even greater benefits to regularly scheduled cleanings than cavity prevention. Regular cleanings will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Medical research shows that maintaining good oral health can help to fight heart disease, dementia, and other ailments.
The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults should have dental screenings and cleanings at least every six months. When you meet with Dr. Kerns, you will have an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your oral health. Here at Primo Smiles, we believe education for our patients is key, and our staff will take the time to explain your options and make recommendations for your care personally.
As a part of your dental exam, Dr. Kerns will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, bones and surrounding tissues. Once we have a clear understanding of your oral health, we can work together to determine a plan that best suits your health care needs and your smile goals.
All of our patients benefit from regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Some patients will choose to include sealants and fluoride. Both are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.
Oral health starts at Home
Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. A balanced diet and brushing and flossing your teeth every single day will contribute to the health of your smile. To keep harmful bacteria at bay, avoid excessive carbohydrates, sugary drinks, and sweet snacks.
By the continued efforts of you, your dentist, and dental hygienist you can promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. It’s important to remember, prevention is key. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems resulting in a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.