It is always a good time to think about your family’s oral health routine. Even if you are diligent about your daily duties at home, there are preventive dentistry solutions that can build on that good work to ensure that everyone’s mouth stays clean and their smile looks its best through every stage of life. Keep reading to hear more about what our family dentistry program looks like, and then be sure to call us at 586-210-6828 to request your next dental appointment in Clinton Township.
Preventive Dentistry Begins At Home
Every day you should be brushing your teeth at least twice, for two minutes at a stretch. Even the youngest members of your brood should be participating in this activity. If you need to keep them engaged, you can create a song or make up a game to go along with it.
Then there is the matter of flossing. This exercise is non-negotiable because only floss can get in those hard to reach areas of your mouth (between your teeth) where dangerous bacteria likes to hideout. What about the kids? If they are old enough to have teeth, they are old enough to have them flossed.
Rinsing with a good mouthwash can also do you a lot of good. But you’ll want to read the labels to make sure that they are age-appropriate.
All of these pieces add up to a great plan for at-home. But there are some things that you won’t be able to do in your own bathroom. At our office we have invested in the specialized tools and technologies that will optimize your dental health.
Office Visits Complete The Plan
Besides giving your teeth a thorough cleaning, when you are here for your six-month checkup appointments we’ll be able to closely examine your mouth to make sure that nothing seems amiss.
At those times we’ll take a set of digital X-rays for a detailed glimpse of your teeth, bones, and nerves. Our team will be looking for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, and so forth. Each of these things can cause you real trouble if left undiagnosed/untreated. By contrast, when caught early on, they are all manageable and typically able to be treated with conservative measures.
If there is anything that is bothering you about your smile, we can also look at cosmetic dentistry options while you are here, but we might ask you to book some extra time for that sort of consultation.
An easy thing to add on, however, is preventive dentistry treatments that add extra protection. We’re talking about dental sealants, fluoride, etc. Such measures can help keep decay at bay, and keep you smiling confidently all the while.
You Make The Call!
We hope you have been inspired to let us be your partner for oral health. Call Dobry Dental in Clinton Township, MI at 586-210-6828 or fill out our online form for an easy preventive dentistry appointment.