Preventive Dentistry is Key to Avoiding Stressful Dental Procedures!
Preventive dentistry is the best way to avoid painful and expensive dental procedures, as it stresses home care and regular dental visits that will help to prevent tooth decay or disease. Preventive dental care as well as home care are important to maintain because they help to keep the teeth, gums, and body healthy throughout life.
Many home care practices can help prevent disease or tooth decay, including brushing your teeth and tongue at least twice daily, flossing, and using mouthwash. However, it is also important to know how to floss and brush properly. Proper brushing techniques include using a soft, nylon manual or electric toothbrush. Place the toothbrush at the gum line at a 45 degree angle to cover the tooth surface and the gum line. Move the brush back and forth and in circles, gently brushing away any plaque and food debris from the surfaces of the teeth and the gum line. Patients should be sure to brush the insides and outsides of all teeth, including the hard to reach back teeth.