At Dental Associates, we work with you to create and maintain your ideal smile. With daily cleaning routines on your end and visits to Dental Associates twice a year, your teeth, mouth, smile and overall well-being will be healthier.
Teeth Cleaning & Preventative Dental Care
Your daily dental cleaning routine should consist of these two simple steps:
1. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
One of the easiest things you can do to clean teeth and help maintain oral health is to regularly brush your teeth. Visit our How to Brush Teeth page for the proper technique.
2. Flossing your teeth at least once a day
Flossing at least once a day will help remove bacteria and keep plaque at bay, which will prevent cavities, tooth decay and gum disease in the future. Visit our How to Floss Teeth page to learn more about flossing and how to floss properly.
Cavities and Tooth Decay
Tooth decay occurs when the enamel (the outer layer) on your teeth breaks down and becomes damaged. This breakdown results in cavities.
Cavities can affect any person at any age. Children are the most susceptible, but adults can get them too. As people age, receding gum lines and cracks in existing fillings can hide bacteria, which can result in cavities over time.
You can prevent cavities by doing the following:
- Follow a daily cleaning routine of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day
- Visit your Dental Associates hygienist and dentist every six months for professional teeth cleanings and oral examinations
- Eat nutritious, balanced meals and limit snacks high in sugar
- Have questions about proper teeth cleaning? See our Dental Hygiene & Preventative Care FAQs.
In addition to daily cleaning and checkups twice a year, mouth guards may be a necessary preventative care measure. If you or your child participate in sports, custom mouth guards are essential to protect teeth from damage.
Visit our Mouth Guards page to learn how we can help protect your smile.
Request an Examination
Our team at Dental Associate is eager to serve you. To request an examination with a dentist, visit our Locations page to find a dental clinic near you. Please call the clinic of your choice to schedule an appointment, or you can also request an appointment below.
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