Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular checkup, your hygienist will:
+ Check for any problems you may not see or feel
+ Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
+ Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
+ Provide thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish
Visiting the dentist every six months gives you the chance to talk with your doctor and receive answers to any questions you may have about your oral health. Checkups are also a great way for you to find out about new treatments that may benefit your smile.
Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush
From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s important to choose the right products for your smile. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush 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.
Did you know that at birth people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months and that by the time a person is 21 there are no longer primary teeth? All 32 permanent teeth have erupted.