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At Diablo Dental Group we believe that preventative care is everything. We always aim to maintain optimal oral health and prevent dental problems before they arise or worsen. We emphasize regular oral hygiene practices, professional dental cleanings, and examinations, as well as lifestyle habits that promote good oral health. Preventive dental care is important in helping to prevent common dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss, and promoting overall oral health and well-being.
Some things to help you improve your oral health include:
- Oral hygiene practices: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily to clean between the teeth and along the gumline, and rinsing with mouthwash can help remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth and gums, preventing cavities and gum disease.
- Regular dental check-ups and cleanings: Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings is crucial for early detection and prevention of dental issues. During these appointments, your dentist or dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, assess your oral health, and may take X-rays to detect any hidden problems.
- Fluoride treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and makes teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride treatments, such as fluoride varnish or fluoride rinses, can be applied by a dentist or dental hygienist to help prevent cavities, especially in patients at higher risk for tooth decay.
- Healthy dietary habits: A balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in essential nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, can help promote good oral health and prevent dental problems. Limiting sugary foods and drinks can help reduce the risk of cavities.
- Lifestyle habits: Avoiding tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption, as well as practicing good oral habits such as not using your teeth as tools for opening packages or biting on hard objects, can help prevent dental issues.
- Education and oral health awareness: Learning about proper oral hygiene practices, understanding the importance of regular dental check-ups, and being aware of the signs and symptoms of dental problems can empower individuals to take proactive steps in maintaining their oral health.
We always strive to provide personalized maintenance plans for our patients. Please ask us how we can help you improve your oral health!