How can we help you to achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile?
Maintaining optimal oral health is essential for your overall well-being, as poor dental hygiene has been linked to various health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Furthermore, it can also affect your self-confidence and psychological well-being. This is why it is crucial to prioritize dental health and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Brush twice a day and floss every night: Brushing in the morning helps remove the bacteria biofilms that form on your teeth overnight, while flossing before brushing at night removes food particles and plaque that may have been left between your teeth during the day.
See the dentist twice a year: Regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist and dental hygienist are crucial for preventing bacteria growth and dental disease. They will also provide preventative treatments, such as fluoride and dental sealants, and review proper at-home care and nutrition with you.
Avoid sugary foods: Some bacteria in our mouths can stick to our teeth, utilizing sugar from our diet to survive and producing acid that weakens tooth enamel and leads to tooth decay.
Avoid habits that stress your teeth: Chewing on pens or nail-biting can change the structure of your teeth, leading to fractures and misalignments that can result in tooth decay.
Avoid smoking: In addition to being detrimental to your overall health, smoking causes gum inflammation and staining of your teeth, and increases the risk of oral cancer.
What can we at Liberty Dental do to help?
Dental Cleanings: During a cleaning, your dental hygienist removes plaque, tartar, and any surface stains from your teeth. Regular cleanings are crucial for preventing gum disease and maintaining optimal oral health.
Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. During a fluoride treatment, a concentrated form of fluoride is applied to the teeth to provide additional protection.
Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, creating a barrier against plaque and food particles that can lead to tooth decay. They are often recommended to children under the age of 12 years old who show a high incidence of decay.
Oral Cancer Screenings: During a regular dental exam, your dentist will perform an oral cancer screening, examining your mouth, neck, and face for any signs of oral cancer. Early detection is crucial for effective treatment.
Your dentist and dental hygienist are always available to answer any questions and provide tips on maintaining optimal oral health.
Why choose us?
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