With time, the foods we eat, lack of proper dental hygiene, and a range of other factors can cause our teeth to deteriorate over time if we are not cautious. The multiple dental procedures required to treat these problems can be time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, there are several things you can do at home to help prevent dental issues and enhance the appearance of your smile. We want to provide you and your family with some basic family dental hygiene ideas that will save you money in the long run. We care about all of our patients, young and old, at Corner Canyon Family Dental in Draper, Utah!
Our first recommendation is to make sure you are up to date on all of your bi-annual dental appointments. A professional can perform basic dental cleanings to keep your teeth healthy and strong. If there are any issues, your dentist will notice them early and help you resolve them as quickly as possible. Because we care about your smile as much as you do, we work with everyone to make a bi-annual visit accessible and cheap. We have alternatives for both young children and adults as a family dentist. We’re glad we provide the care our patients require!
At every appointment, you can expect an oral exam, a professional cleaning, and x-rays. The hygienist examines your teeth for cavities, gum disease, decay, misalignment, and overcrowding during an oral exam. Following the exam, we will give you a professional cleaning. We will talk to you about your different restorative options if something does not look right during the exam. The hygienist will use a scaler, which looks like a metal hook, to remove any plaque from the enamel surface and any pits and fissures during the cleaning. Plaque removal is essential for healthy oral hygiene; otherwise, it will build up and cause cavities.
After removing the plaque, our expert hygienist will deep clean your teeth with a high-powered polishing brush. The brush will thoroughly clean your teeth’s enamel and make them feel brand new. We will floss your teeth, and you will receive a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a white, sticky material that prevents cavities in your teeth.
We also recommend a bi-annual visit for children. They’ll get a thorough check-up as well as a professional cleaning. Their examination will allow the dentist to determine whether or not their adult teeth are developing typically. Sealants are frequently advised for children because they have more cavities than adults. The sooner you bring your child into our office, the sooner we can help them develop healthy oral hygiene practices that will last a lifetime.
At-Home Family Dental Hygiene
Bi-yearly visits are a great way to keep up on your oral hygiene, but healthy teeth are not solely left to us. There are several things you can do on your own to keep your teeth strong and healthy!
- Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Make sure you have a good toothbrush with firm bristles. We recommend using fluoride-based toothpaste.
- Flossing every day is one of the best ways to prevent periodontal disease.
- Use mouthwash! Mouthwash can get rid of any hidden bacteria.
- Avoid sugary foods. Excessive sugar is the easiest way to get cavities.
- Don’t open packaging with your teeth. This will make them weak, and they can eventually break.
- Drink plenty of water! Water keeps your teeth strong, good for your overall health!
At Corner Canyon Family Dental in Draper, Utah, we care about our patients!Call us today to set up a bi-annual check-up. If you have any questions about dental hygiene for your family, feel free to reach out to us!