Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients. Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal. Your personal home care starts by eating balanced meals, reducing the number of snacks you eat, and correctly using the various dental aids that help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.
Tooth brushing - Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) with an ADA approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste. Electric toothbrushes are also recommended. They are easy to use and can remove plaque efficiently.
Flossing - Daily flossing is the best way to clean between the teeth and under the gum line. Flossing not only helps clean these spaces, it disrupts plaque colonies from building up, preventing damage to the gums, teeth, and bone. Floss holders are recommended if you have difficulty using conventional floss.
Rinsing - It is important to rinse your mouth with water after brushing, and also after meals if you are unable to brush. If you are using an over-the-counter product for rinsing, it's a good idea to consult with your dentist or dental hygienist on its appropriateness for you.
A bright, healthy smile is accepted everywhere as the sign of a friendly, confident person. If you're ready to make your dream smile a reality, Dr. Spaulding can help. Aesthetic Dentistry and whitening procedures make subtle changes that create dramatic differences in the way you look to others and feel about yourself. Dr. Spaulding has the experience and expertise to treat a variety of smile rehabilitation issues, including: crooked overlapped teeth; chipped, broken or worn teeth; missing teeth, discolored or stained teeth; and gummy uneven smiles. Learn more about our services by scheduling your complimentary smile analysis!