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 dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral and general health. During your regular checkup, your dentist and hygienist will:
Inspect your mouth for problems that you may not feel or see
Look for cavities or signs of tooth decay
Check your teeth and gums for signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease
Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, polish and oral hygiene instructions
Visiting the dentist at least every six months gives you the chance to talk with your doctor about any questions you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about any new treatments that may benefit your smile.
Choosing the Right Toothbrush and Toothpaste
From toothbrushes and toothpaste to mouthwash, dental floss or water picks, it's important to choose the right products to keep a healthy smile. Keep in mind that when you're looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush, be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Your dentist can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home. And while flossing is the standard way to get between your teeth there are many other ways to do mechanical interdental (between teeth) cleaning. Ask us about water picks, toothpicks, proxy brushes and more ways to get the job done. We also are big fans of Sonicare toothbrushes.
Did you know that at birth kids already have 20 primary teeth- they begin erupting after age six months, and that by age 21 all 32 permanent teeth have usually erupted?
Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!