- January 27, 2016
Preventive Dentistry For Healthy Smiles In Williamsburg, Va
Hello! Thanks for returning to the Historic Triangle Dental Care blog. We are here to be your partner for oral health in Williamsburg, Virginia. To optimize your wellness, there are certain things that you will need to handle diligently at home, such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Other things we can provide for you, if you allow us to do so on a regular basis.
In fact, now that January is here, you might want to get in-touch with us sooner than later to get your 2016 appointments on the books. But, in the meantime, you can be thinking about all the preventive dentistry services that we have to offer.
Professional Teeth Cleanings And Thorough Dental Exams
This is really a non-negotiable, when it comes to preserving your continued well being!
We need to be in-tune with the state of affairs in your mouth in order to do any good. To prevent plaque buildup and related problems, it is a good idea to visit our office every 3-6 months for a routine cleaning by our dental hygienist.
While you are here, we will also examine your mouth for signs of disease, decay, and even cancer. In our opinion it is always less painful and less costly to catch any emerging issues early,long before they have a chance to cause real trouble for you.
A lot of our patients had dental sealants as kids and didn’t even realize it. This is a service that we often recommend for children, though they are also great for older people who want to protect their beautiful smile.
The bottom line is that we offer sealants at Historic Triangle Dental Care to help prevent cavities. This is because sealants form a barrier between the surface of your teeth and the substances that enter your mouth.
You see, dental sealants are engineered to diminish the effects of acid and sugar on your teeth and to protect your pearly whites from decay.
Who wouldn’t want that for their loved ones?
Fluoride Treatments And Varnishes
We want to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking great. And, as it happens, fluoride is an important weapon for defending your smile.
So, what is fluoride? Fluoride is a substance that helps to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and can help prevent cavities from forming. You may have already come into contact with small amounts of fluoride in your toothpaste. If you live in our community, you consume a certain level of fluoride every day because of our fluoride-infused public water supply. That makes it easy, but that is probably not enough fluoride to keep your smile safe.
That’s why, at Historic Triangle Dental Care, we offer fluoride treatments and varnishes that are applied directly to your teeth – this direct application will strengthen your teeth in a way that tap water and toothpaste alone cannot.
Your smile is too important to take any chances with. We can help take care of your smile with our custom-designed mouthguards. Our comfortable mouthguards can be used to prevent damage or injury from either teeth grinding or sports accidents. If you are feeling festive or sentimental, we can even decorate them with your favorite team’s colors and logo! How nice is that?
Whether you realize it or not, your teeth and gums need the proper nutrients to stay healthy, too. A well-balanced diet is key. Additionally, steering clear of sugary or acidic snacks and beverages can go a long way towards helping to keep disease and infection out of your life. Likewise, avoiding harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol can also help to reduce your risk of serious illnesses such as oral cancer.
We will take stock of your individual situation and needs while you are here.
Home Hygiene Education
The blog post you are reading right now is actually part of our community education program. This is because understanding and implementing proper home care habits is one of the top ways to prevent disease. Our knowledgeable staff can help to educate you and your family on the proper methods of brushing and flossing in order to keep your mouth clean and healthy. And we can pass along fun facts, recent trends, technological advancements, etc.
Take The Next Step Now!
We can’t wait to work on your smile! Now that you know what preventive dentistry can do for you, what are you waiting for? Make your appointment today!
Just contact our Williamsburg, VA office to get the ball rolling!