General Dentistry - Healthy Teeth for Life
Practicing excellent oral hygiene means maintaining your smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of your teeth and gums between dental exams. Creekside Dental wants you to get the most out of your office visits, and keep your teeth healthy for life. We'll work with you to provide comprehensive dental care, and show you how to maintain your smile at home with the right dental products specifically for you.
Dental Cleaning and Regular Checkups
Regular checkups are important to properly maintain your oral as well as general health. During a regular checkup visit, the dentist and hygienist will:
Look for signs of tooth decay or cavities
Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis or periodontal (gum) disease
Check in and around your mouth for problems you may not necessarily see or feel
Provide a gentle, thorough cleaning and oral hygiene instructions for home
Visiting the dentist at least every six months allows you the chance to talk with the doctor about any questions or concenrs you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a good way to find out about any new treatments that can benefit your smile.
Choosing the Right At Home Dental Products
From toothbrushes and toothpastes, to floss, or water picks, or mouthwash, you will want to choose the right dental products to maintain a healthy smile. Try to look for toothpastes or toothbrushes that have been approved by the ADA (American Dental Association). And while flossing is the conventional way to get between your teeth to clean, there are many other ways to do mechanical interdental (between teeth) cleaning. Ask the dentist or hygienist about water picks, toothpicks, proxy brushes, stimudents and more ways to be able to get the job done. The point is to use at least one of these methods daily in addition to brushing twice per day. We are also big fans of Sonicare electric toothbrushes.
Did you know the average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!