Cleaning and Prevention
As any dentist can tell you, preventive methods are preferable to restorative techniques. Dealing with cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss is never pleasant. That is why it is so important to take proper care of your oral health to avoid experiencing these issues in the first place.
Fortunately, effective cleaning and prevention techniques are easy with the assistance of our team at Dentila.
Drs. Castro and Morales combine dental exams with routine cleanings and at-home methods to give you a roadmap to a happier, healthier smile.
Routine Examinations at Our Orlando Office
The first step to immaculate dental health is regular visits to our dentist for routine exams.
Many of the oral health issues people experience are compounded problems that weren't caught early enough. Seeing our dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and examination can keep small problems like plaque buildup from turning into complex concerns like cavities and periodontitis.
During your appointment, our friendly team removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, preventing this buildup from calcifying and growing into a more serious problem.
You'll also have x-rays taken as part of a thorough examination of your teeth, ensuring that your enamel and dentin are healthy and unmarred by damage or decay. The visual inspection reveals any surface issues, while the x-rays detect cavities and decay on the inside of the tooth that may not be immediately apparent.
A beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime starts right at home. The most powerful weapon you have in the battle against tooth decay and gum disease is your own commitment to maintaining proper daily oral care.
- Brushing should go without saying. Regardless of age or the status of your oral health, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, especially at night before bed. By brushing for just two minutes in the morning and evening, you prevent plaque buildup and bad breath. Electric toothbrushes are particularly useful for this, as they stimulate the gums and remove more plaque than standard brushes.
- Flossing is every bit as important as brushing when it comes to the health of your teeth. Flossing each night before bed removes food and bacteria from the crevices in your dentition that a toothbrush can't quite reach.
- Rinsing with mouthwash after brushing and flossing is the final stage of daily oral care. Many types of mouthwash eliminate most of the bacteria in your mouth that develop into plaque and bad breath, and rinsing only takes 30 seconds of your time.
The Path to a Healthy Smile Starts Here
If you want healthy, long-lasting teeth, contact Dentila today. Our friendly and compassionate team is proud to provide the Orlando community with expert care and beautiful smiles. If you'd like to learn more about cleaning and prevention, contact us today for your first visit!