Welcome to another edition of our oral health blog!
Now that we are well into August, the team here at Legacy Smiles wants to help you and your family stay on the good road for the coming academic year by passing along our tips for preventive dentistry efforts both at-home in in-office.
Keep reading and then be sure to follow up to schedule your next appointment in our Billings, MT dentist’s office.
It All Starts At Home (But It Doesn’t End There)
There are some things that only you can do. You will need to have a daily routine and make sure that you are setting a great example for your children in regards to oral hygiene!
We know that things get crazy during the school year. But brushing your teeth is your frontline defense. The ADA recommends brushing for a minimum of two minutes, twice a day, to get the full effect.
Floss With Vigor
This is another non-negotiable because flossing is the best way to eradicate food particles, tartar, plaque, etc. that hides in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t go.
Rinse With Mouthwash
A good fluoride-fortified mouthwash can add some protection, and will leave your breath feeling fresh.
Keep Your Appointments!
Keep in mind that no matter what you are doing at home, it will never be enough. So, you will want to be a regular visitor to Legacy Smiles!
Cleanings & Exams
When you come see us every three to six months, you are helping protect yourself from incidences of gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental troubles later on. While you are, we will look at your mouth for any abnormalities or changes since your last visit.
Remember, we have the training, tools and technology that you just don’t have access to at home!
Our modern office features digital X-ray machines and advanced cavity detection systems. Dr. Stuart will also be looking for signs of TMD, sleep apnea, and other occlusion problems. He will make sure all of your current problems are addressed and treatment plans are created before you leave.
Plus, we will thoroughly clean your mouth too. Our professional grade teeth cleanings are designed to do away with any remaining tartar, plaque, bacteria that was too tough for a toothbrush and dental floss.
If you are up for it, we can even take your prevention program deeper.
There is so much that we can do to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great. Some of the additional measures available at Legacy Smiles include:
This is an easy way for you to help strengthen enamel and prevent decay. It is quick too.
This builds a wall of sorts between your teeth and potential dangers. This is great for kids, but also helpful for many adults.
These can help protect your smile during sports activities but some types can be used to help with snoring, sleep apnea, and TMJ issues.
Get On The Good Road!
Your entire appointment will most likely last only about an hour to an hour and a half. But in that time, we will make sure you are taken care of and set on the right track to a happier, healthier, and more beautiful smile.
To take the next step, contact our Billings, MT dentist’s office by calling (406) 794-3114!