Tips For Healthy Teeth

 

  • Regular check-ups – should be scheduled every 6 months to maintain optimum dental health.
  • X-Rays – serve many purposes and are necessary to detect decay between your teeth.
  • First dental visit – for a child, should be between the ages of 2-4 years old, unless you suspect a problem.
  • Baby teeth – guide permanent teeth into proper alignment unless they are removed prematurely. Therefore, it is important to restore them if necessary.
  • Cavities grow – small problems are easier and less expensive to repair.
  • Foods that contain sugar – are the leading cause of tooth decay.
  • Gum disease – most adult teeth are lost to this condition rather than tooth decay.
  • Bleeding gums – can be a sign of gum disease.
  • Regular dental cleanings – help prevent gum disease.
  • Brush tongue daily – to help eliminate bad breath and bacteria build-up.
  • Fillings – seldom fall out on their own. Usually they are weakened by surrounding decay.