When was the last time you checked in with your teeth? We know it can be easy to forget about them. As long as you’re not in pain, and your smile looks normal, your teeth and gums go largely unnoticed. But it’s during those periods that quiet problems are able to take hold. The only way to keep cavities and gum disease at bay is to check in with your Dalton general dentist.
You should be scheduling a dental appointment about every six months. If you are at a heightened risk of cavities or gum disease (based on your habits or family history), then you may need to visit the office more often. In the meantime, you can take care of your pearly whites at home. This doesn’t necessarily mean nonstop brushing and flossing – it could be much simpler.
The first step is checking in with your diet.
Preventive Dentistry At Home
A tooth-healthy diet doesn’t have to be anything less than delicious or fulfilling. Just incorporate the right foods, and limit the bad guys.
When Was Your Last Appointment with a Dalton General Dentist?
Is it time to give your dental provider a call? If you can’t remember the last time you were in the office, then it’s probably the right bet. Remember, it’s never too early to schedule your exams – we’ll remind you when the date rolls around.
Between exams, you can do your part to build your smile by eating right, brushing and flossing consistently, protecting your teeth (by wearing a mouth guard), and paying attention to what your mouth is telling you. If you take action when something seems like it could be wrong, you save yourself time, pain, and frustration. Early treatment is always best, and preserves your teeth and gums.